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Zine Fest / Ada Limón

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11AM • ZINE FEST hosted by Margarat Nee of Grrrl Zines-a-Go-Go
7PM • poet ADA LIMÓN reading/book signing
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11AM-12:15PM •  Hyde Art Gallery (Building 25) (Please note the change of venue from Griffin Gate.)

ZINE FEST featuring Maragarat Nee of Grrrl Zines-a-Go-Go

Zine Fest with Maragarat Nee
Photo © Margarat Nee
The do-it-yourself literary journal, or “zine,” is the vanguard to revolution, promoting visual and cultural literacy, and creating avenues for resistance, advocacy, and change. Don’t miss Margaret Nee of San Diego’s own Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go for this engaging and important workshop and discussion on zines!
Founded in 2002 by Elke Zobl, the all-women Grrrl Zines Network group is based in Southern California and facilitates workshops in campuses and community venues such as Hillcrest LGBT Centre, San Ysidro Public Libarary, SDSU, Cal Poly SLO, California State San Marcos, Hillcrest Book Faire, Portland Zine Symposium, Mobilivre-Bookmobile, the S/he Collective, and San Diego Indymedia. From their website: "Creating and not just consuming culture, writing, images, and ideas is central to the power of zines. More and more of our activities are mediated and shaped for us, rather than created by us. Making choices is central to developing creative skills. In today’s culture it can feel like we have to consciously separate ourselves from the mainstream in order to have real choices, and zine culture provides a community of other do-it-yourself experimenters to make contact with. Zines also provide a place to practice both individual and collaborative creativity. The skills of each are unique, and our culture does not provide adequate forums to really explore either. Collaboration is a skill that is given short shrift in our hierarchical and competitive society. Zines are one way to practice the give and take that collaboration entails, as you work with others to create a collective expression." Although the group’s aim is to foster the empowerment of young women through the production of fanzines and self-published works, this LAF event is open to participants of any gender identity.
Margarat Nee holds a MFA degree from UCSD and has been involved in various community arts projects before joining GZAGG. She published her first zine, OYA: a feminist rag, in the mid 1990s and has since created Dogrrrl and the popular Radical Pet, and has collaborated on other zines such as From the Ground Up. In addition to owning her her own business, The Art of Dog, Nee is also certified as a Vibrational Sound Therapy Practitioner. Along with SDSU Special Collections archivist and librarian Kim Schwenk, Nee co-directs Girl Zines-a-Go-Go.

 
RESOURCES

LINKS

Maragarat Nee official website: margaratnee.com

Kim Schwenk blog: kimschwenk.wordpress.com

Grrrl Zines-a-Go-Go official website: gzagg.org

Grrrl Zines Network: grrrlzines.net

Radical Pet zine: margaratnee.com/zines/rp.html

The Art of the Dog (Margarat Nee): theartofdog.com

Earth, Song & Energy--Vibrational Sound Therapy with Margarat Nee: earthsongenergy.com

San Diego Zine Fest: sandiegozinefest.com

 
SELECTED ON-LINE ARTICLES

"About Elke Zobl." Grassroots Feminism Network. grassrootsfeminism.net/cms/node/44

Combs, Seth. “Local Zines Live on with Grrrl Zines A Go-Go.” San Diego CityBeat 13 January 2016. sdcitybeat.com/culture/features/local-zines-live-grrrl-zines-go-go

"Getting To Know Your Local Zinesters: Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go." Interview with Maragarat Nee and Kim Schwenk. LA Zine Fest 4 January 2012. lazinefest.com/2012/01/04/getting-to-know-your-local-zinesters-grrrl-zines-a-go-go

Melnick, Meredith. "Anatomy of a Zine: When Magazines Go Indie." Time 3 September 2011. content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2091194-2,00.html

Rios, Carmen. "Zine Supreme #8: Kim Schwenk." Interview. Argot Magazine 18 December 2016. argotmagazine.com/journalism-and-discourse/zine-supreme-8

Sherman, Pat. "Display Chronicles Self-Publishing 'Zine' Pioneers." Contact. San Diego Union-Tribune 13 February 2009. sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-lz1mc13zine22467-display-chronicles-self-publishin-2009feb13-htmlstory.html

Zobl, Elke. "From Grrrl Noire to Cyclette and Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go: A Grrrl Zinester at Her Best." Interview with Kim Schwenk.  Grrrl Zines Network September 2006. grrrlzines.net/interviews/kimschwenk.htm 

 
SELECTED ON-LINE VIDEO

"Grrrl Zines-A-Go-go!" Posted 22 Feb. 2012 by makeaneffort88. YouTube. Duration: 00:14:55. youtu.be/AlLDNFDDkSo [not Closed Captioned]

 

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7-8:15 PM • Griffin Gate (Student Center, Building 60)

Overflow Seating: Griffin Center main lounge

poet ADA LIMÓN

WACC logo altreading and book signing

This event is supported in part by a grant it has received from WACC, the World Arts and Cultures Committee of Grossmont College

Ada Limón
photo of Ada Limón by Jude Domski
Poet Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Lucky WreckThis Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. Among her most celebrated works is her collection, Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Edition), named one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of 2015 by The New York Times. Bright Dead Things was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award. 
Kenyon Review's Lisa Higgs writes of Bread Dead Things, "Limón, in not fearing the part of her that wants to be unsettled, allows readers to let go of what binds them to their own confining spaces. Reading Bright Dead Things is a pleasure, not because the book in its weaving from discomfort to near-comfort is easy, but because by the end, we can believe that living any style or form of life is enough, no matter its final shape." Poet Nikky Finney, a National Book Award winner, gives praise for Bright Dead Things: “Ada Limón doesn't write as if she needs us. She writes as if she wants us. Her words reveal, coax, pull, see us. In Bright Dead Things we read desire, ache, what human beings rarely have the heart or audacity to speak of alone—without the help of a poet with the most generous of eyes.”
Limón's other books include Lucky Wreck (Autumn House Press 2005), This Big Fake World (Pearl Editions 2005), and Sharks in the Rivers (Milkweed Edition 2010). She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California.

RESOURCES

 
BOOKS/CHAPBOOKS BY ADA LIMÓN
Bright Dead Things. Milkweed Editions, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-57131-471-0 Ada Limon, Bright Dead Things Ada Limon, Lucky Wreck Lucky Wreck. Autumn House Press, 2005. ISBN 1-932870-08-3
99¢ Heart. Big Game Books, 2007. Ada Limon, Ninety-Nine Cent Heart Ada Limon, Sharks In the Rivers Sharks in the Rivers. Milkweed Editions, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-57131-438-3
This Big Fake World. Pearl Editions, 2005. ISBN 978-1-888219-35-7 Ada Limon, Bright Dead Things Ada Limon, What Sucks Will Surely Swallow Us Whole What Sucks Us In Will Surely Swallow Us Whole. Cinematheque Press, 2009
 

 

ANTHOLOGIZED WORKS

Five Poems (“Miles Per Hour,” “The Firemen are Dancing,” “Centerfold,” “The Different Ways of Going,” “Selecting Things for Vagueness).” When She Named Fire: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by American Women. Ed., Andrea Hollander Budy. Autumn House Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1932870268

“Mystery Birds: Five Ways to Practice Poetry.” Poets on Teaching: A Sourcebook. Ed. Joshua Marie Wilkinson. University of Iowa Press, 2010. 261-262. ISBN 978-1587299049 


 
AUTHOR RESOURCES

Official blog: adalimon.blogspot.com

Official website: adalimon.com

Autumn House Press (Publisher): autumnhouse.org/product/lucky-wreck-ada-limon

Milkweed Editions (Publisher): milkweed.org/author/ada-limon

Poets.org: poets.org/poetsorg/poet/ada-lim%C3%B3n

Poetry Foundation: poetryfoundation.org/poets/ada-limon

Facebook: facebook.com/poetadalimon

Twitter: twitter.com/adalimon?lang=en

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lim%C3%B3n

YouTube: youtube.com/results?search_query=Ada+Lim%C3%B3n

 
SELECTED VIDEO [CC]
Captions and transcripts available. 
“Ada Limón in Conversation.” Posted 14 October 2010 by Marie Bullock. Duration: 00:02:56. youtu.be/D80aFnZZSBI
“Ada Limón Reads ‘Marketing Life for Those of Us Left.’” Posted 15 October 2010 by Marie Bullock. Duration: 00:02:52. youtu.be/e7Nhz04cPJ8
“Ada Limón Performs ‘The Echo Sounder.’” Posted 22 April 2011 by UrbanaPoetrySlam. Duration: 00:05:42. youtu.be/lKWiDR_t3fw
“Ada Limón Performs ‘High Water’ in February 2011.” Posted 9 April 2011 by speakeasynyc. Duration: 00:05:42. youtu.be/9rPSBPDmeOQ
“Rich Fahle Interviews Ada Limon on Bright Dead Things at 2016 AWP." Posted 5 April 2016 by PBS Books. Duration: 00:14:54. youtu.be/IN5mKYU5R5c
“2015 National Book Awards Finalists Reading.” Posted 30 November 2015 by NationalBook. Duration: 00:06:15. youtu.be/tFBSxDiQmD8
 
SELECTED ON-LINE POEMS

“After His Ex Died.” Virginia Quarterly Review Online Fall 2017. vqronline.org/poetry/2017/10/after-his-ex-died

“Crush.” The New Yorker 8 June 2009. newyorker.com/magazine/2009/06/08/crush

“Downhearted.” Guernica 1 October 2011. guernicamag.com/ada_limon_10_1_11

“Fifteen Balls of Feather.” Diode Poetry Journal 3.1 (Fall 2009). diodepoetry.com/v3n1/content/limon_a.html

Five Poems (“The Tree of Fire,” “Cower,” “Work,” “Drift,” “The Saving Tree”). Thrush Journal December 2011 (Inaugural). thrushpoetryjournal.com/inaugural-1211-ada-limoacuten.html

“Glow.” Nerdy Talks Book Blog 11 April 2017. nerdytalksbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/glow-by-ada-limon-poem-no-11-npm2017

“How To Triumph Like a Girl.” Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts 25.2 (Summer/Fall 2013). gulfcoastmag.org/journal/25.2/how-to-triumph-like-a-girl

“How To Triumph Like a Girl.” Women’s Voices For Change 29 May 2016. (Includes author notes and poem commentary by WVFC Poetry Editor Rebecca Froust.) womensvoicesforchange.org/poetry-sunday-how-to-triumph-like-a-girl-by-ada-limon.htm

“The Lost Glove.” Slate 11 May 2004. slate.com/articles/arts/poem/2004/05/the_lost_glove.html

“Mowing.” Words For the Year 12 December 2016. wordsfortheyear.com/2016/12/12/mowing-by-ada-limon

“A New National Anthem.” BuzzFeed 2 December 2016. buzzfeed.com/adalimon/poem-a-new-national-anthem-by-ada-limon?utm_term=.ro9PeX04Z

"Overjoyed.” Harvard Review 7 June 2010. harvardreview.org/?q=features/poetry/overjoyed

“Overpass.” The New Yorker 4 December 2017. newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/04/overpass

“Prologue: This Big Fake World.” Pearl Magazine 2005. pearlmag.com/bigfakeworld.htm

“The Rewilding.” The American Poetry Review 43.6 (November/December 2014). aprweb.org/poems/the-rewilding

“Service.” BuzzFeed 31 March 2016. buzzfeed.com/adalimon/poem-service-by-ada-limon?utm_term=.ubZzvVPQA#.hvozJ8Y40

“State Bird.” The New Yorker 2 June 2014. newyorker.com/magazine/2014/06/02/state-bird

Three Poems (“Marketing Life For Those of Us Left,” “To the Busted Among Us,” and “Someplace Like Montana”). Dream The End. dreamtheend.com/?cat=154&rand=92

Three Poems (“Play It Again,” “The Wild Divine,” and “The Story of a Horse”). Hoppenthaler’s Congeries. Connotation Press December 2010. connotationpress.com/hoppenthaler-s-congeries/2010/december-2010/677-ada-limon-poetry

Three Poems (“The First,” “The Russian River,” and “This Practice”). The Scrambler: An E-Zine 10 (May 2007). thescrambler.com/may07-limon.html

Three Poems (“We Are Surprised,” The Noisiness of Sleep,” “Torn”). Compose Journal Fall 2013.  composejournal.com/articles/ada-limon-three-poems

 
SELECTED PROSE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Akbar, Kavi. “Ada Limón.” Interview. Divedapper 18 May 2015. divedapper.com/interview/ada-limon

Chaney, Candace. “After Leaving New York, Poet Ada Limón Finds Quieter Life in Lexington Suits, Her and Her Work.” Books. Lexington Herald Leader (Lexington, Kentucky) 1 September 2013. kentucky.com/entertainment/books/article44441979.html

“Coastal Craft: Ada Limón.” Interview. Tin House 28 November 2016. tinhouse.com/coastal-craft-ada-limon

Moore, Beth. “Flying High (and Low) with Ada Limón.” Mass Poetry 2017. masspoetry.org/flyinghigh

Sheridan, Lorna. “Catching Up With a Grad: Ada Limón – Poetry in Motion.” Sonoma News 25 March 2014. (Includes “Overjoyed” by Ada Limón.) sonomanews.com/news/3388448-181/catching-up-with-a-grad

Spece, Joseph. “Micro-Micro: Ada Limón’s ‘Service.’” Review. Sharkpack Poetry 5 April 2016. sharkpackpoetry.com/2016/04/05/micro-micro-ada-limons-service

“The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Ada Limón.” The Rumpus 15 September 2015. therumpus.net/2015/09/the-rumpus-poetry-book-club-chat-with-ada-limon

Windsor, Suzannah. “An Interview with Poet Ada Limón.” Compose Journal 24 April 2014. composejournal.com/an-interview-with-poet-ada-limon/

Wright, Jeffrey Cyphers. "Review of Ada Limón’s Sharks in the Rivers.” The Brooklyn Rail 7 December 2010. brooklynrail.org/2010/12/books/rapid-transit_decjan1011

 
SELECTED ON-LINE ESSAYS/ARTICLES BY ADA LIMÓN

“Missing America: On Leonard Cohen.” Asterix Journal 7 January 2017. asterixjournal.com/leonard-cohen

“Why Poetry Helps.” Guernica 11 April 2011. guernicamag.com/ada_limn_why_poetry_helps

 
SELECTED ON-LINE AUDIO

Five Poems from Bright Dead Things (“Adaptation,” “The Last Move,” “Mowing,” “Relentless,” and “Field Bling”). Audio. Poets & Writers, Org. pw.org/content/bright_dead_things_by_ada_lim_n

Three Poems (“The First,” “The Russian River,” and “This Practice”). Audio. The Scrambler: An E-Zine 10 (May 2007). thescrambler.com/may07-limon-audio.html

 

 

 
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