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A Zine Thing

A Zine Thing began as a zine collective based in Frankston, Victoria, Australia in 2012.

Now we're searching for a brick and mortar home; shop front, art gallery & creative studio space with plenty of room for workshops & our traveling zine library.

In the meantime we set up shop here: azinething.bigcartel.com

INDEPENDENT: ZINES + COMICS + BOOKS + MUSIC + ART + PRINTS + TEES + THINGS >> Watch this space

Workshop inquiries: azinething@gmail.com

Website: http://www.facebook.com/AZineThing
Location: Frankston, Melbourne, Australia
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Oct 5

NEWS, WORKSHOPS, EVENTS & OTHER ZINE THINGS:

We have a few upcoming workshops and events we are supporting over the next month, please go to our fb site to keep up to date with our involvement in the wider Melbourne community. A Zine Thing.

PAST EVENTS:

A Zine Thing presents : ZINEVENT !

@ CUBE 37 
Davey Street, Frankston 
(next to Frankston Arts Centre)
Saturday 19th July // 11am - 4pm

*FREE workshops & open #Makerspace 

*Reading lounge area w/traveling zine library

*Milk-crate soap-box readings & various acoustic musical performances(w/open mic & tbc artist appearances..) 

*Collaborative projects; The Big Draw, Post it project etc..

*Ask a Zinester; talk to local artists and creators 

*Re-launch of 'THIS IS FRANKSTON' Community Zine 

*Stalls showcasing our amazing local creatives; zines, comics, independent music and more..

*Full schedule of events TBA... soon!

FB EVENT PAGE FOR FURTHER INFO:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1446300155610768/

ZINES HEART FRANKSTON

Zine loving Frankstonites,

Lets congregate around cups of caffeinated creative fuel and chat over ideas about the upcoming International Zine Month (aka July) and turn them into plans of awesome proportions, F-town style!

11am @ Cafeholics, Sunday 1st June

See you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1431566743763151/

ZINE NEWS: I (Tasha) chat with #TheScreeverZine about #AZineThing for a feature in Issue #4

Get your copy now via glassofspit.co.uk 

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PAST EVENTS:
"THIS IS FRANKSTON" A Community Zine Project
It's time we started thinking about collaborative zine projects!
 
At the January social catch up we discussed a few possible topical points about frankston city, and I think we should put these, and any others you can think of, together in the form of a community zine project.
 
The end result is intended to be a documented, real depiction of how frankston  is seen and lived in and what it means to by those that live/work/visit here. This zine will contain words and images drawn from our time spent in frankston: our experiences; honest and raw memories; celebrated and mourned positive and negative and perfectly ugly and conflictingly beautiful all at once - all of it!
 
Submission forms are available from local hangouts & the submission box is in the frankston libraries foyer. 1ST ROUND SUBMISSIONS DUE 31st MARCH.
 
For further information check out the fb event page,

https://www.facebook.com/AZineThing#!/events/461824530547658/

or get in contact, azinething@gmail.com

NOV 26th - Perzine Workshop, 6-8pm @ Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds, FREE!

https://www.facebook.com/events/435624156549057/

NOV 30th - Super casual cafe meet up Cafeholics @ 2pm on Saturday 30th November.

Meet! Discuss! Read! Coffee! Sell! Trade! Zines and all related things! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1430585640496571/

DEC 10th - Don't card what you can ZINE workshop @ Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds, 6-8pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/211449399029820/

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Comment by Alannah Agius on June 6, 2013 at 1:48am

Ugh, you people are in Melbourne! Finally, I've found a few zinesters in my general vicinity. Eeep.

Comment by Paper Monster Press on June 4, 2013 at 9:13am

POETS OF THE APOCALYPSE
by PAPER MONSTER PRESS
December 2013

We are tribeless and all tribes are ours.
We are homeless and all homes are ours.
We are nameless and all names are ours.
To the fascists we are the faceless enemy
Who come like thieves in the night, angels of death:
The ever moving, shining, secret eye of the storm.
-"Open Letter to Filipino Artists by Emmanuel Lacaba"

PMP's 10th issue to date. An all-poetry anthology that aims to put together in one book trends in contemporary poetry from the Philippines and beyond. An ambitious project that wishes to span the whole planet. 100 poems in one book. 

Guidelines:
1. Each poet may submit 1-3 poems (of which the editors may get 1-3 poems for inclusion), with a maximum of 5 sentences bio-note. 
2. Poems submitted must be unpublished. Poems submitted must be cut and pasted in the body of the email. Attach if you want, but please put the poems in the body of the email. It allows us to read and access the poems more easily. Plus if we have to download attachments in a laptop full of viruses while we're running late for work, and there's one attachment per poem, we can't even tell you how pissed we become. 
3. Artists may submit cover art for this project. Cover art is front and back cover with the words Paper Monster Press and Poets of the Apocalypse in the front cover.
4. Artists submitting their work agree to allow PMP to publish their work in zine format (around 50 or so copies), and an e-book format (which will be sold through Paypal, or Amazon, or wherever).
5. Payment is 1 copy of the zine (while supplies last), if not, its a copy of the e-book.
6. Submissions must be sent to papermonsterpress@yahoo.com only. 
7. Deadline is on August 31, 2013.

*I, ICARUS LAUNCHES ON AUGUST 2013*

Comment by Tasha on April 1, 2013 at 5:02pm

About to embark on a sorting of submissions mission - wish me luck zinesters!

Comment by Tasha on March 24, 2013 at 12:30am

Harps - this makes me all kinds of happy!

I truly hope they contribute - one doesn't need to be well read to share a story or veiw point, although it can help get your point across, simple language can be just as effective. There is no way to qualify your legitamacy to be part of a community based project other than existing and sharing!

I am getting excited to see what kind of stories we can uncover to spread via This Is Frankston!  

Comment by comrade harps on March 5, 2013 at 5:01am

Had a bloke at Frankston library yesterday who was keen on writing for This Is Frankston. He prefaced his discussion by announcing that he wasn't very good at reading. He later took several submission forms to share with friends. This could be a literacy success story!

 

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