Sept. 14, 2005
For immediate release
Contact: Laural Winter, Hollywood Library, 503-988-4598
Terrilyn Chun, Public Programs, 503-988-5469
Press Information Center
PROGRAMS TO FEATURE LOCAL ZINESTERS
PORTLAND, OR—Local zinesters (authors/publishers of independently produced serials) will read from their work and talk about the creative processes at three library programs taking place this fall. Zines by the presenters will also be available for purchase. Food Fight! a local vegan grocery is providing catering. Admission to all events is free and the public is invited to attend.
On Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hollywood Library, the featured zinesters will be Steve Gevurtz (with musical accompaniment by Ethan Swan) and Krissy Durden. Hollywood Library is located at 4040 N.E. Tillamook St. Gevurtz's journalsong is a Portland-centric zine about trying to deal with the bad things and appreciate the good things in life. Durden's Figure 8 is a zine about sizeism, fatphobia and how loving your body is the most revolutionary thing you can do. Her Imaginary Life is a zine of confessions and under the subtitle Current Resident, Durden does a zine of prose poems inspired by old photos of houses.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Central Library, the featured zinesters will be sts and Kate Lopresti. Central Library is located at 801 S.W. 10th Ave. sts is a queer zine writer living in Portland who can be heard at "sts & Dexter's Spoken Mike" at the Cup and Saucer Café NE. Her forthcoming zine book Demon of Lesbos, is a compilation of issues of Way Down Low: An Almost Fiction 14-20. Lopresti moved to Portland in 1998 partly to take advantage of the city's bike routes and public transit. She says public transit sets an excellent stage for all sorts of drama and is a continual source of inspiration for her zine Constant Rider.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the North Portland Library, the featured zinesters will be Bill and Allie Donahue and Moe Bowstern. North Portland Library is located at 512 N. Killingsworth. The Donahues are a father-daughter writing team whose Biff Magazine is aimed at kids and their parents and covers topics such as metal detecting, going out on the ocean, singing Jack Russell terriers, and more. Bowstern has been writing in other people's zines and her own (Second Set Out, This Little Light of Mine and Xtra Tuff) for the last 10 years. She's a commercial fisherwoman and adventurer with plenty of stories and life experience to talk about. Second Set Out has a beautiful linocut cover and introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin.
For more information, go to www.multcolib.org/events/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.