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We have a new free zine rack at the Wingnut! Our friend Nic gave us the great rack.
If you have anarchist or radical literature that you can give us for free to distribute for free please send them to us -
2005 Barton Avenue Richmond Va 23222

Download the zine here!

A veganarchist critique of liberal veganism. Zine written by our friends at the Feral Space.

A vegan straight-edge anarchist space for information, community organizing, and direct action in Elgin, IL.

 

Want to know what anarchism is all about? Wondering what it is that the Wingnut does, and why?

This new zine from Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness Press is an excellent introduction to anarchism.

Click on this link to read it, and download and print to share.

http://www.tangledwilderness.org/life-without-law/

Make sure you donate to Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness Press if you enjoy it!

A teaser:

Life Without Law

An Introduction to Anarchist Politics

An anarchist is someone who rejects the domination of one person or class of people over another. Anarchism is a very broad umbrella term for a group of political philosophies that are based on the idea that we can live as anarchists. We anarchists want a world without nations, governments, capitalism, racism, sexism, homophobia… without any of the numerous, intersecting systems of domination the world bears the weight of today.

There is no single perfect expression of anarchism, because anarchism is a network of ideas instead of a single dogmatic philosophy. And we quite prefer it that way.

 

Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts presents a Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament to benefit the 2013 Richmond Zine Fest.

Bring 20-some or so haiku (or short less than 17-syllable poems if you must) to compete in a weird, organized but sort of crazy format, as hosted/navigated and lead along by Raven Doctorlounge Mack. It’s a low-key, wide open format, so don’t be afraid, I’m not the police. Come and compete, or just come and watch. No admission to enter but yo, it says benefit, so maybe bring some money to kick into the RVA Zinefest coffers. Events like this don’t run themselves.
7:30 pm sign-up and snacks, 8:00 pm kick off.
Winner will get some sort of prize, I am sure. For more information contact Raven Mack at ravenmack at gmail.com or read the google doc that explains ithttps://docs.google.com/document/d/14tOVhCuRz5uI009i7C5-FVfd7XVgfwsVw6-PfvPZOz8/edit?usp=sharing .

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/567801926600854/

Richmond Zine Fest Website here: http://www.richmondzinefest.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/142581612598088/

Come help raise some funds for this year’s Richmond Zine Fest & listen to some bad ass Richmond folks singin’ some soft tunes!

ZAC HRYCIAK & THE JUNGLE BEAT
http://zandthejungleb.bandcamp.com/

JULIE KARR
http://juliekarr.bandcamp.com/
one of her last shows in Richmond before leavin’ town!

RAMEYSAURUS
http://www.myspace.com/rameysaurus
also leaving town later this summer!

This year’s Richmond Zine Fest will be on October 5th, 2013 at the GCCR. register for tables & workshops @ richmonzinefest.org

Studio Two Three is Richmond’s nonprofit community print shop, located at 1617 W. Main Street
http://studiotwothree.com/

Richmond Zinefest presents ZINED! & Dirty Girls Fundraiser
Doors: 8pm
Movies Start: 8:30pm
Suggestion donation of $5

A documentary by Marc Moscato from 1997. The film explains what zines are and goes into the motivations behind self-publishing. It features interviews of legendary 90s zinesters and some wild editing! The film is becoming increasingly rare, but we have secured our hands on an original VHS copy of it!

Dirty Girls is another short documentary shot independently in 1996 about a group of 13-year-old riot grrrls in Los Angeles who were socially ostracized at their school by their peers and upperclassmen.

ABOUT US: The Richmond Zine Fest is an annual event at which local and national (and perhaps even international if we’re so lucky) zine-makers can gather to sell and trade their zines and network with other people in the zine community. The zine fest is not just for zine creators and distros. It’s an open event for all ages with tablers selling zines as well as other DIY items, informative and fun workshops throughout the afternoon, and good times, food and conversation in general. This event happens every Fall–typically during the month of October.

The Richmond Zine Fest has been going strong in Richmond, VA, since 2007.

http://richmondzinefest.org/

After a brief haitus, the Wingnut Anarchist Collective will again be hosting Open Hours on a weekly basis.

Our Open Hours are Wednesdays from 4pm to 9pm.

During Open Hours you can browse the Wingnut Radical Lending Library, check out books/return books, make a donation to our library collection, see our zines/magazines, get free literature or drop off some free literature, grab something from the free box or donate to it, play board games, use our computer/internet, drink coffee or tea, catch up on upcoming events, sit, read, relax, converse, pet dogs, etc.

Wingnut is a sober, all ages space.

Our guest policy, consent policy, allergies/accessibility, and directions/bus routes are all available on our website.

If you want to volunteer to bottomline Open Hours please email wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

zine-flyer

Please feel free to print and share these Richmond Zine Fest Fliers!

We are super excited to already have a confirmed date and venue, and to have our table and workshop registration open.

And don’t forget- the Wingnut is hosting a Zine Making Day on Saturday March 30th from 1-5 at 2005 Barton Avenue – come work on your project and share snacks/coffee/tea

The past few days have been spent re-organizing and re-arranging the Wingnut Radical Lending Library!

Books are now organizing into the following subjects on the shelves:

Radical fiction, guns, guerilla strategy, gardens, herbs, diy do it yourself, queer fiction, queer, religion/spirituality, myths, kids books, feminism, graphic novels, cookbooks, animal issues. home renovation, music, art, food politics, bikes, field guides, survivalism, Mexico, indigenous, Native American, prisons, police, medicine/medical, travelling, DIY Do it Yourself, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Journalism, Urban Planning, 1960s, drugs, zines, Hawai’i, Zinn, Schools/Education, Consumer Culture, Richmond/The South, South America, Globalization/Neoliberalism, Government Repression, Environment, The Spanish Civil War, Labor/Class, Black Power/Race, Anarchist Practice, Anarchism

That’s over 50 different categories of books for you to come read, and come check out if you are so inclined.

We are also currently looking for volunteers to help us re-vamp our Open Hours, folks who can come over during Open Hours, offer coffee and tea to guests, re-shelve returned books, help folks check out books, etc. If you are interested and available for Wednesday evenings from 4-9 or Friday evenings from 4-9 please shoot us an email at wingnut_collective@yahoo.com Ideally we’d have 2 volunteers per shift and everyone would take about 1 shift a month

Check out our book and zine collections online, http://www.librarything.com/profile/thewingnutrva our collection of over 1000 books and growing us under “Your Library” and our zines are under “approaching apocalypse” Zines are available to be read in the space, but not taken out of the space.

 

 

Richmond Food Not Bombs member and friend Mark Strandquist is working on a project in Richmond. There are opportunities for participation from anyone in the community.

Mark will also bring this project to the 2013 Richmond Zine Fest as a display.

From Mark’s website www.nomovement.com here is a description of the project.

People’s Library is an ongoing collaborative project that incorporates interactive sculpture and community created ethnographies.

The project features libraries designed, built and authored by community members. Utilizing donated books from individuals, public libraries, and thrift stores, the project transforms and re-purposes unwanted or otherwise discarded books into blank canvasses for oral histories, self-representation, and intimate reflection.

People’s Library offers sustainable, collective and critical alternatives for the form and function of public space.

The project is collaborative at every public stage of the project. While each book becomes a safe and personal space for intimate reflection, the books and installation are produced through collective and sustainable means. Each autonomous history becomes part of a larger whole.

While in some instances, public spaces have utilized new media to invite patron participation, it is typically through internet based means. People’s Library champions collective production as an avenue for face to face interaction between diverse publics. The project reflects the histories, needs, desires of local residents, and re-interprets public institutions as a space for production, meditation, and alternative education.

Begining in Spring, 2013, workshops will be held and the project will be built, managed and exhibited at the MLK Memorial Library in Washington, DC and included in the permanent collection of the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library in Richmond, VA.

Individuals in youth programs at each library will co-facilitate a series of workshops. At each workshop, which are free and open to the public, participants will complete various tasks, engage in conversation about contemporary art, and learn functional creative skills:

Papermaking: sourcing pages from the discarded books, participants will blend, pulp and dry materials to create new paper.

Creative Content: participants will collectively formulate, choose and print the prompts to be included in each book.

Bookbinding: the re-purposed paper will be rebound into the covers of the discarded books.

The Bookshelf: participants will collectively design and construct the interactive sculpture that will house the books.

Card Catalog: participants will design, construct and implement a system for the books to be checked out by the public. This system will include space for the reader to reflect and react to their chosen book, the project, and the over-all experience.

To sign up for the printmaking workshops (free and open to anyone…but limited space!);

http://studiotwothree.com/peopleslibrary

If interested in donating books, participating, or incorporating the project in your local library please contact;

markaloysious@gmail.com

This project has been made possible through generous support and partnership:

2012 VCU Arts Undergraduate Research Grant Studio Two Three MLK Memorial Library, Teen Space Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library, Youth Programs