An instructor in the Young Women's Leadership Initiative program asked me to pull zines with these guidelines:
I think it's less important to show range--since they will be making pretty traditional format zines--and more important just to show strong examples with good layout and intelligent writing. The more "issue"-oriented the better, since I'm going to be focusing on the idea of making political zines as opposed to purely personal or diaristic ones.
Last month I attended the Women of Color Zine Symposium in Portland, Oregon. As you may know, our collection development policy states our emphasis on zines by women of color, which is why it was important for me to zoom across the country for a two-day visit to the whitest city in America. It was great to connect with many email correspondents and Facebook friends like Cathy Camper, Emi Koyama, LaMesha Melton and Sugene Yang-Kelly and to meet a few new-to-me WOC zinesters.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Brooklyn College Library
Long weekend = moar time to catalog zeens! Although I did do some leisure reading and enjoyed a ridiculously delicious vegan brunch at the V Spot this weekend (for the love of a deity, get the Avocado BLT, and if your server suggests you order a side of plantains, do it!), mostly I read zines and described them in this reference librarian's best approximation of AACR format. The catalog records will be better once summer zine assistant Jackie Horowitz adds an abstract to each.
You can bet we'll be staying tuned to the Philly Feminist Zine Fest site for details about the late-August event!
Two months after the fact, I'm finally getting around to cataloging zines I purchased or traded for at the Feminist Zinefest, held in Brooklyn on February 25.
We'll Never Have Paris #9 - submission deadlines May 1. WNHP is a nonfiction literary submissions based zine all put together by one woman. Contributors shall send a story or essay of your tales of regret. The theme for this issue is "new to you," whatever that means to you. First time writers encouraged. Nonfiction only, sorry no poetry or fiction.