Remember the promise and betrayal of the #AmtrakResidency and its heinous terms of service? (Note: they've taken the original ToS page down, but there's a post about it on PBS.) Well, your pals at the Barnard Zine Library and Archives are offering an alternative residency--on the F-Train and the Staten Island Ferry. We won't pay for your Metrocard, but we also won't demand to own your stuff! We will provide a goody bag to the first ten participants and encourage others to get snacks, materials and pee breaks sponsored. Mailing copies of your zines to the MTA & the DoT after is optional, but encouraged.
Photo from the Fly Away Zine Mobile blog
The idea is that on Friday July 11 we'll ride the F-train to the end of the line and back a few times, focused mostly on writing and drawing. MEET: 12 noon on the 4th Avenue & 9th St. stop on the Queens bound F train, rear of the platform. We'll board as a group at 12:15.
Folks can do editing and layout work on their own over the weekend, if they're so inclined.
On Monday July 14 we'll ride the Staten Island Ferry back and forth as many times as it takes to assemble our zines. MEET: 12 noon on the Manhattan side of the Staten Island Ferry. We'll board the boat that leaves closest to 12:15.
BRING: art materials, office supplies, snacks, tunes and decorations to share.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP (if you want), ask questions or make suggestions.
PS People in other cities are welcome to riff on this idea!