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Offsite: Whiskers + Writers + Whiskey at Windy Kitty Cat Café on 6/28

Jun
28
7:00 pm

Celebrate June as National Adopt a Cat Month! In honor of this special month, don’t miss this a night of zinesters, cats & refreshments at the Windy Kitty Cat Café (1746 W. North Ave), just two blocks east of Quimby’s — in a night we’re calling Whiskers + Writers + Whiskey. The fine folks there save orphan kittens, abandoned or stray cats and mama cats with kittens, looking to find homes by offering them for adoption.

Tickets to this special event are $25 and can be purchased at this link. ** Please book in advance as walk-Ins are not permitted **

Join these zinesters for cat-themed readings amongst feline friends:

Anne Elizabeth Moore + Sara McHenry + Jonas + Cynthia Hanifin

About the readers:

Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of books including Body Horror, Threadbare, Cambodian Grrrl and Unmarketable. She has two ineffective feline personal assistants, Thurber and Captain America. anneelizabethmoore.com

Sara McHenry is a cartoonist, writer, and lifelong cat. She publishes the zine Hard to Love and has been drawing cat comics since 2006. Your McHenries

Jonas writes mostly zines with names like We the Drowned, Fixer Eraser and Cheer the Eff Up. He has also written a book of fiction called The Greatest Most Traveling Circus. @FixerEraser

Cynthia Hanifin is a social worker, writer, zinemaker, and storyteller. She is a Chicago Zine Fest organizer and a co-producer for Story Club South Side. @Cynthia_MSW

More info: windykittychicago.com

Facebook invite

Friday, June 28th 7pm
at Windy Kitty Cat Café & Lounge
(NOT at Quimby’s)
1746 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

CZF 2019 Friday Event: Exhibitor Reading at Quimby’s, Zine Jeopardy at Cards Against Humanity Theater

May
17
6:00 pm

On Friday night of #CZF2019, Chicago Zine Fest has two special events. The annual Exhibitor Reading will be here at Quimby’s Bookstore, Friday May 17th from 6-8pm. Zine creators share stories and comics from the pages of their publications. Hosted by Megan Kirby. Readers include David Alvarado, Julia Arredondo, Ed Blair, Eileen Chavez, Casey Goonan, Jonas, Jaclyn Miller, LizMarie Palomo, Leslie Perrine, Jami Sailor, and Alejandra Trigoso.

Afterwards head over to the Cards Against Humanity Theater (1551 W. Homer St) for Zine Jeopardy at 9pm. Chicago Zine Fest organizer Johnny Misfit will host and contestants John Porcellino, Julia Eff and Billy the Bunny will go head-to-head as we test their knowledge of all things zine.  More info about that here.

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor CZF and congratulates the festival for celebrating 10 years!  The Chicago Zine Fest is a celebration of small press and independent publishers, with an annual festival of workshops, events, and the big expo day where 250+ zinesters set up tables to sell and trade their zines. All the events are free and open to the public. CZF 2019 will be held May 16th, 17th, and 18th. More info at chicagozinefest.org.

Want the Facebook Event Invite for this special Friday double header? It’s here.

 

Art by Neil Brideau.

Quimby’s Opens Wicker Park Lit Fest: 3 Songs with Jonas, Marc Lazar, Kathy Moseley & The Blue Ribbon Glee Club 9/14

Sep ’17
14
7:00 pm

Quimby’s is proud to to open this year’s Wicker Park Lit Fest with 3 Songs, the reading series that combines words and music, during a festival that celebrates this neighborhood’s rich legacy of literature and entertainment in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. WP Lit fest continues through the 17th at a variety of venues around Wicker Park!

Three writers read one piece each, and each song is performed by Chicago’s only a cappella punk rock group The Blue Ribbon Glee ClubBRGC regularly performs songs by Fugazi, Gang of Four, the Dead Kennedys, the Buzzcocks and more.

Readers featuring their work at this performance:

Jonas, zinester – “Words and Guitar” by Sleater-Kinney

Marc Lazar, performer – “Glad Girls” by Guided By Voices

Kathy Moseley, zinester – “Dress” by PJ Harvey

Jonas writes zines and stuff. He wrote a long zine about punks and parenthood called Cheer the Eff Up, and a whole lot of other zines he probably can’t remember at the moment. They’re all probably also about punks and parenting in some stupid way. He also wrote a novel called The Greatest Most Traveling Circus. He lives here in Chicago with his wife and two little minions. He likes music a whole lot. The song he picked is “Words and Guitar,” but he almost picked David Bowie’s “Suffragette City” because aaaaaawwwwwwwww WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM!

Marc Lazar works with adults with autism, and is a storyteller, former journalist, and member of BRGC. He is a fan of books, TV shows, and music about outsiders and misfits (including The Misfits), and recently discovered the joys of vegan elote pizza. (It’s better than it sounds, but kind of messy!)

Kathy Moseley has been publishing the zine SemiBold since the last century,  is a 15-year-old girl living in the body of a 50-year-old woman. She blogs at semibold.wordpress.com.

Here’s the Facebook event invite to SHARE that you’re coming!

facebook.com/wplfest

#WPLITFEST

#mychicagobookstore

facebook.com/blueribbongleeclub

 

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