A friend of mine has organised this:
Alex Wrekk has been writing her personal zine, Brainscan, since 1997 which is in it’s 23rd issue and recent issues have been on leaving her emotionally abusive husband and being fitted with an IUD (Intra Uterine Device). She has also just totally revamped her incredible zinester book/resource, ‘Stolen Sharpie Revolution: A DIY guide to Zines and Zine Culture’. She’s fiercely DIY, feminist and just generally ridiculously awesome...
Robb Roemershauser hails from New Orleans, LA,Aboveground Zine Library and Iron Rail Bookstore. Robb will recount a gripping story of almost losing everything he ever had from a natural disaster that happen in his backyard. The only thing he had from a Hurricane Katrina was a zine library he did. How a anarchist bookstore/ library became the first library to re-open two months to the day after the storm. Robb will talk about how putting together a anarchist bookfair the same weekend the info-shop re-open and how keeping focus on working on bookfair kept him from not going insane. The bookfair was the first major event to take place in New Orleans besides a corporate rock concert. Robb will talk about some background information regarding the zine libraryt and why they are important to have in every major city. Robb has selected 20 zine covers and will discuss why he did and give some background information on the zines. http://video.yahoo.com/watch/33391/1291253
This is an Open Mic event so you are extremely welcome to bring your own readings, performances, zine stuff, stories, poetry, acoustic music... and anything else that doesn't require a PA!
The event is free but any small donation is welcome to help towards travel costs.