Saiya Miller (who hosted a zine event here at Hampshire back in April) is returning to the Five Colleges tonight along with Liza Bley for a reading & discussion of Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book. It will be held from 4:30-6:00pm at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, located at 83 College St. at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley. Below is more information about the event:
“Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book brings together a selection of comics by various artists addressing issues of sex and sexuality. The collection aims to provide a new approach to the way we teach about sexuality; a more accessible, interactive tool to help share knowledge about sex; one that demystifies the facts and speaks frankly about experiences whose lessons may fall into the grey areas. The comic format makes it possible for people to open up and talk about often embarrassing, sometimes even painful experiences in a way that is humorous and engaging.
You can go to the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center website for more information. They’ve apparently set up a live stream of the event, so check it out!
We’ve just processed a huge batch of zines that have been donated, including issues 1-5 of Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf. Saiya Miller, co-editor the zine, donated the zines after the zine workshop she hosted back in April here in the library, & they are now available for your perusal. Here is a complete listing of the latest additions:
- Arts & Crafts Revolution
- Anarchist Survival Guide For Understanding Gestapo Swine Interrogation Mind Games
- Assholes Politicians Economists & Cops
- The Best Of The Yellow Rake Zine
- Bread & Puppet: Uprising Of the Beast After the Good Life Fails
- Bunnyhop #8
- Bunnyhop #10
- Chainbreaker #2
- Clitical Mass
- D.I.Y. Guide II
- Educational Tourist
- Frozen Empty Violence Mind
- Landscape and Desire: Bread and Puppet Pageants in the 1990s
- A Lecture To Art Students At Suny/Purchase New York
- The Loin’s Mouth #2
- The Match #107
- Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf
- Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf #2: Firsts
- Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf #3: Bodies
- Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf #4: Health
- Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf #5: Age
- The Old Art Of Puppetry In the New World Order
- Processed World #30
- Processed World #2.001
- Proclamation Indignation #22
- The Radicality Of the Puppet Theater
- Razorcake #70
- Razorcake #71
- Razorcake #72
- Razorcake #74
- A Rough Guide To Bicycle Maintenance
- Slingshot #106
- Transcendence Transcendence #1
- Transcendence Transcendence #2
- Turning Failure Into Ideology
- The Yellow Rake #16
- The Yellow Rake #21
- The Yellow Rake #25: Back In the Saddle
- The Yellow Rake #27
The lovely folks at Razorcake have been kind enough to send us donations of their DIY punk zine for months. And, the newest Razorcake is here! #73 features interviews with Monsieur Jeffrey Evans, Rough Kids, Taxpayers, & Social Conflict, & as well as plenty of columns & record, zine & book reviews.
The Pioneer Valley Zine Fest is back! This year, Ladyfest Easthampton is helping out both Food For Thought Books & Flywheel Arts Collective in bringing to us this 3-day zine & music extravaganza at the end of April. We’ll be posting more soon, but check out their facebook event!
The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center is holding the “Mediating Public Spheres: Genealogies of Feminist Knowledge in the Digital Age” symposium from April 4th-6th, 2013, & as part of that, the Hampshire College Library will be hosting a zine workshop on Saturday April 6th!
From the flyer: “Saiya Miller, the coeditor of Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf, A Sex Education Comic Book will discuss the importance of creating spaces where marginalized experiences of sexuality and often silenced realities of sexual health can be visible, both in the material and digital worlds. The workshop will address the unique opportunities that comics provide as tools in an educational setting, as well as the inherently complicated questions of positionality, aesthetics, and censorship that arise during this work. Participants will create a collaborative comics project and discuss examples of other comics and zines that deal with sex, sexual health, gender, and sexuality.”
The workshop will be held at the Harold F. Johnson Library @ Hampshire College Saturday, April 6th from 12:30-2:00pm. Space is limited to 30, so all you interested zinesters should register to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30th.
For more information, visit sexedcomicproject.blogspot.com.
Welcome to our brand new website! Over the next few months, we will be tweaking the design & adding more zines to the site, so stay tuned. We’ve recently received some new donations, so we’ll also be adding entries on those (& if you’d like to donate, please do!). There are also a couple great zine events coming up in the next few months in the area, so we’ll be writing more on that in the future!