Among a lovely donation of zines from Naima Coster, we received a copy of Readin' & Fightin': Insisting on Literature by Women of Color by Camille, a recent college graduate who lamented what was missing from her history and literature education. She decided to read only books by other women of color and then created a bibliography project out of it, which ultimately became a zine (Zines 3655r no. 1 2009?) and a blog.
Call for Donations
The Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University is resolved to start collecting zines. TAMU hopes to make zines one of its collecting strengths, and to provide a permanent, accessible Texas home in its archives for the alternative voices that zines document and preserve.
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
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.