“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
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I was happy to get the chance to see Jennifer Miller's
Cracked Ice/or the Jewels of the Forbidden Skates last weekend. It was my first play I'd ever seen in NYC! And it was great! Here's to jokes about Carolee Schneeman's Interior Scroll!
I got the opportunity (thanks to a library friend and mentor) to serve on an ALA scholarship committee this year. Although I have somehow gotten my deadlines all discombobulated, tonight I used up my insomnia time wisely, and theraputically read through the application materials.
NYC Zine Fest '09 Fundraiser and Party!
Friday, May 29th at the Brooklyn Lyceum
$5-15 sliding scale
Raffle, Zine Reading, Dance Party? All rolled into one?! Come to the Lyceum to support and sustain the NYC zine and self-publishing community and keep costs low for participants at the Fest. Meet like-minded DIY'ers, take part in our raffle, and dance! Check our website for all the latest details: http://nyczinefest.org
The Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I am learning to weave in a class taught by Linda of the Yarn Tree every Saturday until June. We're using little rigid heddle looms and learning all kinds of hand manipulation techniques. This week the Leno Weave really perplexed me. The whole process has been really fascinating. Kind of similar to the way I felt when I learned to use a letterpress and it totally warped my conception of type and computers.
Democracy Now talked all about libraries and the google books project today, and I thought it was an interesting listen, especially since I have heard this conversation more so from librarians for librarians. Amy Goodman speaks with Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/30/google_faces_antitrust_investigati...
All I can think about, other than copyright and kindles and Farenheit 451 is Double Fold by Nicholson Baker and how this problem keeps getting recycled...
I made a list of zine links for Utne Reader recently!
Please try to make it to the Fest I am helping to organize!
These are my notes from an amazing event I was lucky enough to take part in last March: ACRL Preconference Unconference
What do we hope for out of this event? What are we fearful will happen?
* How can we apply what we learn here? & not get discouraged? (when we are home)
* Non-traditional events
* Outside the library conference mainstream
* Unbranded conference
* Tap into what we do at home with what we discuss/learn here
Make your bookmarks, content is on the way and drupal is being learned.
p.s. this also means bear with me while I learn as I go!
Following Vicky's lead, this year I'm going to devote half of my reading to works made by women of color. I've got an overall goal of reading 60 books in 2016 (gulp). If you're interested to take on a similar challenge, Vicky's reading lists are a great place to start. Happy reading, all!
Been listening to H is for Hawk. So far I drift in and out of really hearing it, but the part about an unexpected death rings true. But it's not a punch in the stomach--it's a bowling ball to the guts. Wishing I'd developed that film that was of the piece I made in college that I must have threw away, but I also don't regret getting rid of things usually.
Reading/dog-earing Coates' Between the World and Me.
Finished the Slice Harvester memoir within 12 hours of getting it from ILL. Highly recommended. Made me reminiscent of when I moved to the city and we would get a slice from Luigi's, back when Luigi was still there (and you would not necessarily encounter the dude who we now refer to as the "our friend jesus" guy), and eat it sitting by the canon every single day before my evening shift, with the ferocious pizza-eating squirrels.