The Denver Zine Library won Westword's first annual
Literary Arts MasterMind Award, which comes with a
$4,000 prize. There were a total of 5 prizes awarded
to individuals and organizations for changing the
creative and cultural landscape of Denver.
This unprecedented amount of money validates all of
the work that our volunteers have done trying to
establish ourselves in our city. Since December 2003
when it opened, the library has functioned as an
independent space that provides over 5,400 zines for
loan, sends resources to people out of state, hosts
all ages events, offers volunteer opportunities and
literacy outreach and education, and is committed to a
The award opens up myriad opportunities for our future
capacity. It's up to us now to seize this big break
and make the best of it.
Please come celebrate the win with us on Saturday
March 5, 8 pm. This event is free. Donations for the
library will be accepted at the door and may include:
Cash Money, zines, blank t-shirts or sweatshirts [for
screen printing], zine supplies ��� staplers, paper,
office supplies, free copy cards, and other precious
gifts of the trade.
A Dog Paloma
Strangers Die Everyday
There might be food, juice and soda!
Email me to dzl@...
to get involved.
Check out our website ��� currently under construction
but not for much longer - www.denverzinelibrary.org.
Stop by the library on Sat. or Sun. from 1-5 pm, and
bring your ideas, zine, lunch, band demo, whatever. We
open the library at other times too, you can email me
to make an appointment. We are currently located at
1644 Platte Street, downtown, inside the Other Side
Our deepest appreciation to: the Westword and Jason
Heller, Anthony Camera, Patty Calhoun, Ben B. for
pulling a late night with me at Kinko's, Kelly, Jamez,
the Other Side Arts and all of the resources they
provide, all those out there writing, drawing, making,
and self publishing, sweet donations, our volunteer
crew, and people who use the library.
Also, thank you to the people, groups, and spaces that
work equally as hard or more to keep our communities
healthy, creative, inspired, and active and that know
firsthand the rare recognition of awards like this
one. Especially in Denver: Breakdown Book Collective,
RAAP, Brother Jeff's Cultural Center, Derailer Bike
Collective, Lady Fest
Out West, Monkey Mania, Deproduction, the Other Side
Arts, Cafe Nuba, Rainbow Alley, the Spot, dedicated
activists, on and on and on, etc. -
a million ways, if we could, thank you.
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