In the week following March’s Chicago Zine Fest, 13 high school students participated in a series of talks and workshops with exciting self-publishing artists from the greater Chicagoland area. Now here’s their chance to present and read from their self-published works inspired by what they learned during the series, that include essays, poems, comics and stories. Quimby’s is proud to support the next era of self-publishers.
F E A T U R I N G T A L E S OF . . .
Eggplants <> Deep Fears <> Deep Loves
White Castle <> Radio Reception and more!
Tuesday (a good day for mail), May 14th, 7pm
Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium presents
OUTSIDERS: Zines, Samizdat, and Alternative Publishing
Sat, April 6th (various times)
The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610
This symposium explores the world of the alternative press with experts from around the country, featuring speakers such as Jenna Freedman (Lower East Side Librarian Winter Solstice Shout Out zine), Davida Breier (Xerography Debt) Anne Elizabeth Moore (independent publisher, activist, writer and teacher). And Quimby’s will be there selling zines! For more info: caxtonclub.org/events/2013-symposium
Please note, this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It’s at the Newberry Library at 60 West Walton St.
Readers From Our First Quimby’s 24-Hour Zine Challenge Show Off What They Made 1/28
The folks who participated in our first 24-Hour Zine Challenge Jan 14th & 15th will show off what they made. Please note that spaces for the 14th and 15th are full, but we do encourage you to come in and hang out with us until we close a little later than we normally do on Saturdays. On the night of Sat, Jan 14th we’ll be open to midnight!
What was that challenge again? Here’s what we announced to get people to participate:
Perhaps you were not able to participate in the 2011 Revenge of Print Challenge by getting your zine or comic out. Or perhaps you need some encouragement. Do you work well under deadlines? Perhaps you’re addicted to the adrenal rush of zine crafting? Well, you’re in luck. The 24-Hour Zine Challenge is for you. Starting Sat, 1/14 at 7pm and going until 7pm on Sun 1/15 here at Quimby’s, we invite you to come in and make your zine within 24 hours. And we’ll let you crash at our pad. By “pad” we mean on our floor. We provide: paper, minimal scanner use, zine supplies such as a long arm stapler, some food, power strips, temporary free wifi. You provide: sleeping gear, ideas, stamina, your computer or typewriter (if that’s your thing).
We’re inviting folks who signed up for the zine challenge to show off what they made as this event.
Sat, Jan 28th, 7pm
In Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, the writer and independent publisher brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge.
“1000000000000000% punk rock.” -The Jacksonville Public Library
“The best travel book I’ve read this year.” -USA Today
Moore is a columnist for Truthout, and has written for The Progressive, Bitch, Annalemma, Tin House, the Boston Phoenix, and The Onion. The former editor of Punk Planet and the Comics Journal, Moore received a Fulbright to continue her work in Cambodia in 2010, and recently held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her book Unmarketable was said to offer “something distinctly more radical than merely protesting against consumerism: a total rejection of the competitive ethos that drives capitalist culture” by the LA Times; deemed “a work of honesty and, yes, integrity” by Kirkus and called “sharp and valuable muckraking” by Time Out New York. It was also named a Best Book of 2007 by Mother Jones. See more at: anneelizabethmoore.com
Moore will be joined by Chicago cartoonist and writer Sara Drake, currently planning a comics project in Cambodia. Find out more here: http://iydcpc.wordpress.com
Thurs, Sep 29th, 7pm