zines

Get ready for the grand opening of PEOPS, a gallery show featuring "a collection of portraits & stories of people by Fly. Each page contains a new face surrounded by words - for the most part the words are a story that the person tells about themselves or about something they experienced or about something they heard..." at the Lower East Side Girl's Club on Thursday November 10th, 6-8pm. Check out the PEOPS website for more information about the show!

There will be some fabulous readers and amazing art happening that night, so go to their Facebook event and press that Attending button right away!

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to their collections.

Looking for a first hand account of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Check out this new zine I Went to Palestine by Rachel Rabble.

You know that feeling you get on your birthday when you're seven years old and there's a giant wrapped gift box waiting for you when you wake up? That sweet mixture of excitement, nervousness, and curiosity about what amazing things you're going to find inside? That's how I felt when I opened this donation from A.j. Michel (whose website you can access by clicking her name!). There are 77 new zines waiting to enter our lovely collection… one might say we have "zines for days" here at the Barnard Library. Here are the highlights:

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

Come round, all ye children, to hear the tales of yesteryear... this short documentary, Last Century Zinesters, shows us what it was like to create zines in the mid-80s and 90s in Brazil through interviews and letter correspondences with many zinesters of that time. Grab some popcorn and sit yourself down by your newfangled computer machine to watch the story unfold after the jump!

Ready for a break from reading that stats textbook? The Punks is Hippies blog scans DIY punk fanzines in and puts them up for your perusal. They specialize in "out of print, hard to find, and in some cases unique, rare or exceedingly expensive" zines that we would otherwise not have access too - so delve in and get lost in the amazingness that is Punks is Hippies!

Today I cataloged two excellent minicomics about mothers and daughters. 

Bernie, the Wackiest Jewlipino on Earth! by Cheryl Gladstone Zines G433b 2006

and Laid #1 by Ruby Lou Brown Zines B7696d

Wow, there's a lot of zine events coming up, including one in New York City September 24-25!

Cindy Crabb has been writing the influential, internationally distributed, autobiographical-feminist zine Doris since the early 90’s. Join us in celebrating her new book “The Encyclopedia of Doris,” which brings together the last 10 years of Doris zines with a ton of new writing at Bluestockings Bookstore, Sunday, September 25 at 7:00.

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