We’re a collective bookstore.
Playing a ‘few and far between’ solo set at this year’s annual winter fundraiser NAUGHTY OR NICE to benefit Boxcar Books and the Midwest Pages to Prisoner’s Project at the Bishop on Friday, December 14th.
The proceeds from this event will help sustain important projects like Pages to Prisoners and community spaces like Boxcar Books.
Ghost Mice will be playing, Jada B will emcee, the Bloomington Burlesque Brigade will be performing, DJ Kitteh will be spinning the ones and twos, some manifestation of Santa will be there, and of course, all the winter joy you could ask for.
(Flyer by Penina)
Poetry, Fiction, Punk, a reading I am curating at Boxcar Books during Plan-It-X Fest.
On Monday, March 26th, Penina Gal and myself spoke to a feminist studies class of middle and high school students from Harmony School in Bloomington, Indiana about ZINES at Boxcar Books. Subjects we touched on included: the general history of zines, the poetic history of zines, the punk history of zines, the comix history of zines, the feminist history of zines, the subversive nature of zines, the urgency of self-publishing, famous zines, anti-famous zines, infamous zines, sexy zines, zine libraries, fests, archives, punk, house shows, diy punk, feminism, Monster House, poetry tours, and community.
Above is the outline I would glance at occasionally to gain my bearings when my thoughts had flown off course.
Printing off some zines / chapbooks I haven’t had in physical form in a while (‘Kids: Poems From Walls Elementary’ Zine (pdf download), think tank for human beings in general, & Assuming Size) for the Boxcar Books 10 Year Anniversary Boxcar-Staff-Zine-Pack that will be in a raffle at the party.
Maryn Jones drew the above image for the cover of Assuming Size.
Boxcar Books 10 Year Anniversary Party will be held at Russian Recording in Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday February 18th at 7PM!