a place for zinesters - writers and readers
A group for zinesters & small-press kids in the Greater Los Angeles & Southern California region.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Started by N.L. Dewart. Last reply by Steven Hughes Purkey Jan 28.
What's current with the zine world? The LA Zine fest's wake has settled- it was an awesome experience... so what's next? Is there another event scheduled besides www.diyprint.org ? If not, let's make one. Something casual perhaps. Some low key trade party or something...
Hi Indigo! The group that put together the Etsy Craft Night at the Craft and Folk Art museum was the same one who put together the L.A. Zine Fest.
You might want to try hitting up Zineworks or Girl Zines A-Go-Go out of San Diego. They're both really great groups who love sharing zines!
hey everyone - I've got a new zine out. If you're going to be at the LA Zine Fest on the 19th, you can buy/trade for it there. Otherwise, talk to me about trades or buying! More info is on my wmz page or http://jenvenegas.com/zine
Hello! I'm an MSW student at UCLA and I'm planning a zine workshop with our school's feminist caucus...
Does anyone know of any groups that would like to co-facilitate with me? I'm hoping to find one or two members from a group to help run it and also (hopefully!) provide some supplies... thought it would be a good way to connect some peeps with zine peeps in the community!
[I remember there was a group that ran the Etsy Craft Night zine shop back in Fall 2011, but not sure what the group was called... if anyone knows their name that would be helpful too!]
Hey! MonkeyTrash.org is accepting your snippets, your false starts, your beautiful scraps of words that have no home ... go there, send me some stuff, love it
Call for submissions for stitches: a critical dialogue with queer/dyke culture
Cis white able-bodied lesbians do not own the word dyke, nor do they own queer women's culture. This zine is about moving beyond transphobic pseudo-radical feminist discourse. Let's re-envision what a radical, inclusive queer dyke culture could look like and feel like. Open to submissions from people of all gender identities. We will strive to center the voices of those who have been particularly oppressed by current lesbian and queer women's culture, including women of color, trans women, non-binary people and people with disabilities.
Deadline: Nov 6, 2011.
A smallish zine event in the Valley sounds awesome, but I'm a tad reluctant to "grab the reins" as a newbie zinester who just finished her first project. I'd be happy to help with promotion and organization if someone else with more experience was willing to say, lead a zine-making workshop, bring in seasoned zinesters to talk about their stuff, etc. I've got the enthusiasm, but not the cred. And I think there are a lot of others like me. Heh. : )
It is my belief that some sort of small zine convention or gathering would answer a lot of questions as to a zine library was viable in LA, I tend to think it's not. I'd say the zine heyday was the late 80's through mid 90's but the internet has ruined this for good. I've been doing my zine for near a decade now and not only are we finding it increasingly difficult to find places to drop our zine, I never see anyone else's efforts out there. I own a small bicycle shop in the valley and we could potentially use this space for an evening of zine fun, the venue would be not ideal but it would be free and that's a big plus. However, I do a lot of events already and I'd like someone that is willing to take the reigns on this one and get it together as my plate is beyond full. I can and will help in anyway I can. Any takers? This way we can gauge interest and trade zines etc, do all the cool things that made doing a zine fun back in the day.
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