Most every Friday (and sometimes Saturday) I spend 8-12 hours cataloging zines. It's more fun if I get to tell you about them, don't you think? This week, I'm still working my way through zines I bought or traded for at the Brooklyn Zine Fest and zines that came in the mail in the last month or so.
Our table at the Zine Fest
Here are some highlights from zines added to our library catalog (most of them donated by Keight Bergmann) this weekend:
Head over to Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library this Saturday, March 30th! The library is hosting "Publishing to the People," which is held in collaboration with the Minnesota Museum of American Art's exhibit "DIY Printing: Presses Not Required." They've got events going from 9-3, including zine cataloguing, zine making, button making, and a panel discussion with museum employees and librarians.
Hey there! Check out this great new project that I (Jordan) have been working on recently: As[I]Am is a soon-to-be-launched Asian American social justice website showcasing the work of artists and activists across the US. We have a Facebook page with our mission statement and a call for submissions out. Our first deadline is March 2nd for submissions to be featured with the launch! Digital zines are gladly accepted. Additionally, any zinesters that want to participate in email interviews for As[I]Am, shoot us an email! Please send submissions and other notes to email@example.com – more info and submission guidelines after the jump.
The theme for the upcoming issue #5 (Spring, 13’) of my fanzine Muchacha is "Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century." I am calling out to Latina/Chicana/Hispanic identified women worldwide to contribute their voices though an array of mediums including poetry, essays, art, comics, etc. I want this issue to serve as a time capsule for future generations of Brown women. Let our voices be heard and let us pick up the pieces and continue the lessons of our foremothers. As Gloria Anzaldúa brilliantly said: "I will no longer be made to feel ashamed of existing. I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent’s tongue - my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence."