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Saturday 24th January 2009, 12-4pm, Free

The Women's Library, 25 Old Castle Street, London

12-1.30pm Self-publishing 101 (seminar room)

A hands-on introduction to making your own zine and comic with fabulous tips from Anna-Marie and Phoebe Pamflet, Bill Savage, Karrie Fransman & Jay Bernard. After the intros, we'll make a page for a collective workshop zine!

12- 2.15pm Screen Your World -Printing Desire (activities room)

Gosia will introduce you to the wonderful world of screen printing: making your own frame and light exposure table, and preparing your work space and picture to screen. You'll also print something yourself! Materials provided- but bring along a t-shirt if you wanna wear your designs!
15 places max- please book your reservation at the reception on the day.
P.S. this workshop isn't suitable for children, but they & their adult companions are welcome to screen print something with Gosia after the workshop!

1.30-2pm and 2-2.30pm Zine Tour (meet at reception)

Take a tour round the Between the Covers magazine exhibition and check out the library's own women's zine collection with some lovely staff from the Women's Library

1.45 - 2.30pm History of Queer Zines (friends room)

A visual exploration through the history and current climate of DIY queer zines. The workshop will investigate why queer creativity and zine writing -- along with counter culture, gender, race and feminist issues-- are still relevant in contemporary society. Feel free to bring along zines/writing to share or talk about. led by colette who writes, trades and distros zines but is too young to have experienced riot grrrl first hand.
P.S. this workshop isn't suitable for children

2.30-4pm Women's Media Collectives Panel (seminar room)

Chaired by debi withers, this panel considers feminist media collectives past and present. Participants include Jess Baines (See Red poster making collective & Women in Print), Rahila Gupta of Outwrite (anti-imperialist women's newspaper in the 80s), Holly from RAG (anarcha-feminist group/magazine based in Dublin) and Melissa from Cherry Bomb Comics (based in Auckland and London).
This discussion panel opens up important histories & looks at how women have worked together from the second to the third wave to create ongoing independent, visual, publishing projects. Come and ask your questions!

12-4pm Comic Exhibition (cafe space)

Curated by Melanie Maddison (Colouring Outside the Lines art zine), this UK-focused comic exhibition will feature women and transgender comic makers sharing their publications and original artworks.

12-4pm Outwrite Exhibition (cafe space)

Members of the FAF Feminist History Group will be showcasing their exhibition ideas on the anti-imperialist women's newspaper Outwrite, as the first stage of an ongoing project. They're also looking for volunteers to get involved in the exhibition, so find out more at www.feministactivistforum.org.uk

12-4pm Riot Grrrl Portrait Project (cafe space)

A photo booth with Jade French, a photographer who is collecting portraits of people who have been inspired by riot grrrl for a website exhibition project. Get involved and share your grrrl love!

12-4pm Stalls (mezzanine and cafe space)

Manifesta, Subtext, Paper Dinosaur, Richochet Richochet!, Cherry Bomb, Unfinished Histories, Marching Stars, Emma Jane Falconer, Feminist Childrearing Zine Group, Liz Greenfield, Ilk, 56a Info Shop, Handmedown, Save Lambeth Women's Project, Pamflet, Cowley Club, Lonely Panada, Great Cake Escape

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WOOP WOOP! Road trip to London!
Whoop (alternative spelling ahoy Alice)- I've got a stall
Thanks to everybody who came down.
Hope you had a great day


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