Saturday, July 25, 2009

Queer Zinester Roadshow

At the very end of July, 7 queers are going to be reading from their zines in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison.

Friday, July 31st - 7pm
Cream City Collectives
732 E. Clark

The Cream City Collectives is proud to welcome:

Dave Fried is a twenty nine year old queer Jewish man. He has been writing zines since the early '90s and has been putting out Black Carrot since '04. He also plays drums in the queerpunk band Bromance. He enjoys the finer things in life, such as black metal, ice beers, and bear porn.

Kisha Hope is a fat, queer, black, female-identified individual currently living in Chicago. She started writing zines when she was 15, the first being "butt fat". She recently co-wrote a zine with her partner, Dave (Black Carrot), about their house-buying experience (Fort Mortgage).She is currently working on a new zine about her personal story of child sexual abuse and just finished the first issue of A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, LIFE. It's sort of a biomythography zine about growing up fat, poor, awkward, and black.She collects zines about body acceptance, fat girls, queer love, or bikes.

Milo has been making zines since the late 1990s. Zis two longest series are Mutate (1998-2006) and Gendercide. In addition ze's self-published SoyBoi - Queer Adventures In My Vegetarian Kitchen, Peulah Shaveh Chayim (Action = Life) and most recently Heavy Mayo. Ze is also one of the co-founders of QZAP, the Queer Zine Archive Project. Milo currently lives in Milwaukee with zis partner-in-crime and their pet rock Nigel.

Kelly Shortandqueer has been making friends laugh with anecdotes about his life for years. He brings this candid storytelling style of performance to this queer zine tour, entertaining audiences with his honesty and humor. He has been publishing his zine series, shortandqueer, since August 2004. He was one of the co-founders of both the Denver Zine Library (which houses over 9,000 zines) and Tranny Roadshow (a performance art tour with an all transgender cast). He currently lives in Denver and works as the Director of Advocacy for the Colorado Anti-Violence Program.

Max Stein is a writer and unschooling teacher living in Brooklyn, NY. Her current zine, "The Rainbow Connection," is about gay Muppeteer Richard Hunt. Previous zines include "The Long Walk Back to Myself," about her fifty-mile walk from Brooklyn to Croton-on-Hudson; and "Mad Love," about radical mental health. When not writing or watching Muppets, she is taking absurdly long walks, practicing gratitude and chasing girls.

John Thompson is a queer white/latino/mixed musician, writer, and activist currently living in Chicago. He writes the zine Gone to the Moon, plays drums in the pop-punk sensation Everything is Ruined, and also plays guitar in the queer punk band Bromance. He is also involved in the Write to Win Collective, which is a prisoner correspondence project in coordination with the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois that matches up transgender, transsexual, queer, and gender non-conforming prisoners to be penpals with similarly identified folks on the outside.

Christopher is the co-founder of The Queer Zine Archive Project, creator of the zines Abrupt Lane Edge, Wicked Wipeout, and others. For four years, he reviewed queer zines for Milwaukee based Queer Life News. In September 2009, he will be an artist in residence at The Anchor Zine Library and Archive in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he'll curate SPEW Fo(u)rth: A Canadian Queer Zine Art Show which will be displayed both there and at The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009




Friday, July 10, 2009

Write to Dave! - Saturday 7/18 3-5pm

Our friend Dave was sentenced earlier this week to 90 days in the ramsey county workhouse on trumped up charges stemming from the republican national convention last september. This Saturday 7/18, at our regular letter writing potluck, we're aiming to write him a boatload of notes and letters, drawings, puzzles, and whatevers to show our support. Dave is only allowed twenty minutes of visiting time per week through a video screen and no personal contact is allowed. Letters, notes, drawings make a huge difference and connect us to our friend while the state attempts to isolate us from each other.

If you've never met him, stop in and we'll tell you just how charming he is. If you haven't come to a letter writing saturday yet, please do stop in between 3-5pm on the 18th for a handful of minutes to make several days of Dave's that much better. We'll take care of the postage.

Want to write from home? Send your letters to:

David Terrence Mahoney
297 S. Century Ave
St. Paul, MN 55119

We love you Dave!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Madison--------------> <--------------Milwaukee Bicycle Adventure & Trading Post

A Bike trip & trading post has been planned. It's leaving July 10th and will go through the 12th with two nights of camping!!!! Madison crew is leaving at 9am from our capital and will be eager to meet up. Milwaukee is not traveling as a group so don't hesitate to start your own. From MKE, head west and link up with the Glacial Drumlin Trail. The trail costs a few bucks to self-register and camping might cost a few as well. Print a Map. Its rumored the post will be around Lake Mills. Contact one of the folks below for more info.

Bring goods, FOOD, art, plants, or anything you'd like to trade with people from Madison and Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE: either claire (414 736 0693)or Doug (414 336 4208)
MADISON: madison infoshop (608 262 9036)
hope to see you all and your bicycles there
Thanks so much to our Mad Friends for setting these trips up!