Poster courtesy Permanent Wave

SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012

Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
89 Varet Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206

2:15pm: How to Succeed in Show Booking Without Really Crying 

There are quite a few ladies putting on badass DIY shows in NYC that showcase female musicians. We've rounded some of them up for a discussion about all the elements that go into putting on successful shows, from working with bands and venues to promoting to ensuring that the event is a safe space. Bring your questions!

Presented by Kiri Oliver (Permanent Wave), Heidi Vanderlee (Permanent Wave), Niina Pollari (Permanent Wave, Mustard Beak), Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine), and Kate Wadkins (For the Birds Collective, International Girl Gang Underground)

For information on the other workshops & RSVP, see FACEBOOK or BUST MAGAZINE



BRAIN WAVES is the current cover photo on the Recession Art website, an unexpected surprise! And news to us is that one of our zines (Caroline Paquita's Womanimalistic) is featured as a feminist lit pick for the upcoming show at Recession Art CultureFix, Still Figuring it Out: a feminist coming of age, curated by RAC's own Ana Cecilia Alvarez. Which is exciting.

Additionally, The Wall Street Journal interviewed me about zine culture, as well as the Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection's grand unveiling last Tuesday, with the debut of Fold, Staple, Share. My comments didn't make it into the article, but For the Birds' zine So You Want to Start a Feminist Collective... did grace the cover of the Greater New York section.

At the Fold, Staple, Share opening, I read a newly edited version of "This is a Thank You Song," which originated as a piece on this blog. I plan on sharing the new version of that article here soon, as it focuses even more on the idea of creating safer spaces.