DZL's July 2011 Updates
Dear friends of the Denver Zine Library,
Look what’s coming up at the DZL this summer…
* Don’t Forget Our NEW OPEN HOURS!
* July – September: Community Zine Workshop Series
* July 12 – Multimedia Zine Reading
* July 23 – Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reading at the 27 Social Centre
* September 11 – Craftin’ Carnival* Looking for volunteers
* Visit during open hours!
* Set up an event or bring your class to the DZL
********** Don’t Forget Our NEW OPEN HOURS **********
The Denver Zine Library will now be open from 11am-3pm each Saturday and Sunday! Come check out the collection and read some zines on our comfy couch!
We’re located at 2727 W. 27th Avenue, Denver 80211 (entrance around the right side of the building).
********** July – September: Community Zine Workshop Series **********
Are you ready to take the plunge and make your first zine? Or have you been wanting to put out a new issue? Looking for some motivation? The Denver Zine Library has set up a zine workshop series where people can come and work on writing, share ideas about formatting/binding and more!
All sessions take place on Sundays (see dates and themes below). We’ll have structured time from 11am-12pm and then the zine library will be open until 3pm if you’d like to stay, keep working, check out the collection. All sessions are free and will be at the Denver Zine Library at 2727 W. 27th Avenue, Denver 80211 (entrance around the right side of the building). We may even host a zine release/reading to celebrate, but there is no pressure to participate.
- July 10, Develop zine concept
- July 24, Writing
- August 7, Editing content
- August 21, Formatting
- September 4, Binding
You don’t have to come to every session, but it is encouraged, especially for first-time zine-makers. Please let us know if you’re planning on attending by e-mailing denverzinelibrary@....
********** July 12 – Multimedia Zine Reading **********
Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-9:30pm
At the Denver Zine Library: 2727 W. 27th Avenue, Denver 80211 (entrance around the right side of the building).
You won’t want to miss this fabulous multimedia zine reading featuring: Spencer Keralis, Mariette Papić (streaming live from New York), and Tim Davids!
Spencer Keralis is the founding editor of Laughing Mouse Press, a small press specializing in hand-made books based in Littleton, Colorado. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, The Dry Crik Review of Contemporary Cowboy Poetry, and The Owen Wister Review. His poetry is collected in the retrospective Geography & Circumstance (2009). Spencer's scholarly work has appeared in Book History and Texte und Töne, and he maintains an occasional blog on critical theory and digital humanities at www.researchanddestroy.net His interest in book history led him to the book arts, and he teaches bookbinding classes to DIY-minded crafters. He has received research fellowships from the Library Company of Philadelphia and the American Antiquarian Society, and was awarded the 2009 Tuttleton Prize for Research in American Literature by New York University’s Department of English, and the 2010 Book History Essay Prize. In 2011, Spencer launched the interview blogazine 12 Questions (www.12questions.us) with collaborator Becky Hensley.
Mariette Papić was born in Newark, NJ. She is a photographer and writer who expands memoir through an ongoing series of conversations focused on the conscious and subconscious experience. Her work focuses on currents in technology, myth and language. Brooklyn based, Mariette currently lives a semi-nomadic, cyber life while working on her projects, and her on-going series of disembodied poetics and mixed media, “The Life of Ruby Gold.”
Tim Davids' parents got him a video camera for his fifth birthday, and in 1991 his grandma let him stay home from school to see The Last Boyscout, which effectively screwed them out of having a kid who was not a filmmaker. His films have shown at the Doorpost Film Festival, the Boulder Fringe Festival, the Oriental Theater, and in countless living rooms during house parties. In addition to making DIY films, ever since winning the Denver Young Authors competition with his story “Terrible the Bulldog” nineteen years ago, Tim has continued to write and, though he claims to not be very good, he does so for the Westword Arts and Culture blog “Show and Tell,” and for Popular Lemonade. A social media Renaissance man, Tim blogs, he tumbls, he tweets (as 2509), and he also dances (but only alone in his room).
********** July 23 – Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reading at the 27 Social Centre **********
Saturday, July 23, 7:00pm
At the 27 Social Centre: 2727 W. 27th Avenue, Denver 80211 (entrance around the right side of the building).
$5-10 sliding scale to benefit the Denver Zine Library and Sent(a)Mental Studios
Described as “startlingly bold and provocative” by Howard Zinn and “a cross between Tinkerbell and a honky Malcolm X with a queer agenda” by the Austin Chronicle, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore will be in Denver on Saturday, July 23 to read from her newest novel, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly. The event is a benefit for the Denver Zine Library and Sent(a)mental Studios, and books will be available for sale. This is Mattilda’s first appearance in Denver, so join us in a warm welcome!!!
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s exhilarating new novel is about struggling to find hope in the ruins of everyday San Francisco -- battling roaches, Bikram Yoga, chronically bad sex, NPR, internet cruising, tweakers, the cops, $100 bills, chronic pain, the gay vote, vegan restaurants, and incest, with the help of air-raid sirens, herbal medicine, late-night epiphanies, sea lions, and sleeping pills. So Many Ways to Sleep Badly unveils a gender-bending queer world where nothing flows smoothly, except for those sudden moments when everything becomes lighter or brighter or easier to imagine.
Writer, activist, artist, filmmaker and social critic Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the author of two novels, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly and Pulling Taffy, and the editor of four nonfiction anthologies, most recently Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity and an expanded second edition of That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. Utne Reader recently named Mattilda one of “50 Visionaries Changing Your World.” Her next anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, will be out just in time for Valentine’s Day 2012 – talk about romance! Say hello at mattildabernsteinsycamore.com.
********** Community Event: September 11 – Craftin’ Carnival **********
Friends of the Denver Zine Library are planning this awesome event! Check it out at http://craftincarnival.com/
Craftin’ Carnival is a community of crafters, hobbyists, artists and artisans. Our goals are to provide an opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work in a supportive marketplace, and to share skills with like-minded peers in a fun, inclusive environment.
Denver’s first ever Craftin’ Carnival will take place on Sunday, September 11th, 2011, from 10am to 6pm. It is being held at WorkBrite, 4120 Brighton Blvd., Unit A40, Denver, CO 80216.
********** Looking for volunteers **********
Do you have a few hours to spare once a month? The Denver Zine Library is looking for volunteers! Help keep the DZL open on weekends, learn how to catalog donated zines in our database, plan a fundraiser, or bring your ideas! E-mail denverzinelibrary@... to set up a 30-minute orientation.
********** Visit during open hours! **********
The Denver Zine Library is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm and is located inside the 27 Social Centre (2727 W 27th Ave – entrance around right side of building). Come check us out, read some zines on our comfy couch and borrow some zines to read at home!
********** Set up an event or bring your class to the DZL **********
Have an event in mind and are looking for a venue? Want to plan a fundraiser for the Denver Zine Library? Do you teach a class and want to bring them on a field trip to the DZL? Contact denverzinelibrary@... to chat with a zine librarian about making this happen!
Denver Zine Library
Mailing Address: PO Box 13559, Denver CO 80201
Physical Address: 2727 W. 27th Ave., Denver CO 80211