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Do you dig art, food, and live music? Check out the Scraps Magazine Release Party in Queens! (easily acessible, right next to the 7 train) The Facebook event is here. It's going to be a great time!

There's a Feminist Zine Reading at Bluestockings featuring our zine assistant Jordan Alam and our libary school intern Elvis Bakaitis! Both are prolific and excellent zinesters. Click for more for info and check out the Facebook Event.

Go bananas! Guerrilla Girls On Tour are back on the road with “Feminists Are Funny” and “If You Can Stand the Heat: The Herstory of Women and Food” making tour stops in Indiana, Canada, Massachusetts, Florida and the West coast in 2013.  For more information on bookings fe-mail aphra@guerrillagirlsontour.com

We are excited to participate in the IRWaG Girls Rock event at Columbia University:

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
4:00pm - Riot Grrrl Zine presenation in 754 Schermerhorn Extension (This is the Barnard Zine Library's part!)
5:00pm - Girls Rock! documentary screening in 754 Schermerhorn Extension

Thursday, September 20, 2012
12:00pm - Conversation on Race, Gender and Music in 754 Schermerhorn Extension
4:00pm - Concert outside on Columbia University campus, Avery Plaza in front of Schermerhorn

University of Cambridge grad student Stefanie Carter is looking for authors and readers of Riot Grrrl zines to be interviewed for her research thesis. In her work, she hopes to emphisize the importance of zines and networks of zinesters to the Riot Grrrl movement overall.

Because Stefanie is located in the UK, the interview will be recorded over the phone, email, or Skype for US residents. The interview will be approximately one-hour long and will consist of pre-composed questions as well as questions that arise during conversation.

 

If you would be interested in participating in this interview or would like to recieve more information, contact Stefanie at stefanielcarter@gmail.com.

From an email exchange with the researcher, Michelle Pronovost:

I am a Masters student in Fashion and Textile Studies at FIT and have just finished an independent study of the Riot Grrrl Archives at NYU. I am writing my thesis about riot grrrl fashion covering the late 80s to mid/late 90s. I am interested in talking with women who were involved with the movement and how they used dress or other body adornments to further the political and/or feminist views they were stating through their music, in zines, in their communities. This is a largely unexplored area of subcultural style among women and I hope to expand the body of literature on this topic. Please contact me at michelle.pronovost@gmail. if you are willing to participate in a phone interview or email questionnaire.

 

I'm glad to see that Dandy Prof has posted several riot grrrl fliers to her blog, including this one:

Are you on We Make Zines? If not, you should be! Check out the Feminist Zinesters Group there.

If you're not on We Make Zines, then you really should be. And if you are, take a look at this Riot Grrrl Group.

Moira Clunie has generously improved our collection with new-to-us zines from New Zealand, Australia, and the UK.

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