7/16/2011

FOR THE BIRDS PRESENTS ::::: BIRDS OF SUMMER

BoS Logo by Lauren Denitzio




Since 2008, For the Birds has presented THE BIG SHE-BANG, a feminist conference and festival, every summer.  This year we decided to try something new and exciting.

FOR THE BIRDS is pleased to announce BIRDS OF SUMMER, a series of feminist events in August and September.

As always, check our website for updates. We’ll be posting info on our Facebook invite, too, where you can RSVP.

WEDS. AUG 10 – FRI. AUG 12: BIG MOUTH
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contemporary feminist voices in art + illustration
@ Brooklyn Fireproof with open hours throughout

WEDNESDAY 6p-9p Opening party & participatory feminist art workshop
THURSDAY 12p-6p Open hours, meeting of the minds
FRIDAY 7p Panel discussion on the subject // 9p CLOSING DANCE PARTY!
119 Ingraham St (at Porter Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11237

SAT. AUG. 20: PROTECT YOURSELF 'CAUSE YOU'LL WRECK YOURSELF
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12pm-3pm @ Launchpad // A skill share on how to take care of ourselves while
we try to fix the world.  Topics to include yoga, massage, and more.
721 Franklin Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238

SAT. AUG 27 + TBA THE WRITTEN BIRD
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Two day event featuring women writers and organizers giving workshops and
readings. Also included will be tables of literature by local writers and a bookswap!
Workshops Sat. Aug. 27 @ WORD Brooklyn.
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

SAT. SEPT. 3: “THE WORST” COMPILATION ZINE BENEFIT SHOW
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8pm @ Silent Barn // "Who'd Ya Lose and How Ya Dealin'?" A benefit show to raise
money for The Worst Compilation Zine on grief and loss, featuring: music from Bridge
and Tunnel, Worriers, and Very Okay, Readings by Cynthia Schemmer, Tommy Pico
and more, Puppetry by Geppetta Puppet Theater, and Tabling by For the Birds and
Birdsong Collective. $6-10 sliding scale, all ages, no BYOB. RSVP.
915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, NY, 11385

FOR THE BIRDS COMPILATION
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For the Birds will be curating our annual music compilation featuring women-fronted
and feminist-positive bands from all over the country. RVIVR, Small Bones, CAT VET,
Big Eyes and No Statik are just a few bands that will be on this year’s comp, titled
FLOCK ROCK.” Past years have included Grass Widow, Fleabag, Slingshot Dakota,
P.S. Eliot, Brilliant Colors, Cheeky, Arctic Flowers, Nuclear Family, and Carnal Knowledge.
Our 
compilations are exclusively available at every event and our online store!


I finally finished up this press release today. Lauren and I are curating BIG MOUTH, and I am beyond excited.