Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Philly Feminist Zine Fest Workshop!!

I'll be in Philadelphia on August 26th for the Philly Feminist Zine Fest! I'm giving a workshop from 3-4PM with my amazingly talented grief sister Cynthia Schemmer, who has an MFA in creative non-fiction.  Here's the workshop description:

Putting the Pain to Paper: Writing about the Tuff Stuff - by the For the Birds Collective 
This interactive workshop will explore writing as a tool for processing painful experiences such as grief, illness, loss, and trauma.  We will discuss the psychological impact of writing and self-publishing on both individuals and communities and explore why and how it can help us heal.  Together we will do a writing exercise and provide ideas to help you engage with your own writing process.  We'll also highlight the specific zines and books that we think exhibit a good job of tackling the "tuff stuff" as inspiration.  Workshop led by Cynthia Ann Schemmer, MFA (creative nonfiction) and author of "Habits of Being" zine, and Kathleen McIntyre, LMSW and editor of "The Worst" zine on grief and loss. 

Of course, I'll have copies of Issues 1 and 2 available for sale (as well as many other related zines as part of the For the Birds distro) and would love to meet new friend and old penpals who I never get to see in New York!
The Details: 
August 26th from 12-5 @ the William Way Community Center (1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA)

- This event will be a fundraiser for Project Safe (which provides harm reduction and other services to sex workers in Philly).
- Philly Feminist Zine Fest was inspired by the rad friends who put together NYC Feminist Zine Fest.
-There will be a zine reading the night before the fest at Wooden Shoe Books on South Street.
-The day of the fest, there will be workshops, skills shares, raffles, and tasty vegan baked goods.