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Reflections from Revolutionary Egypt, July 11

   Friday, 7/11, 7pm

  Reflections on Revolutionary Egypt

 

  Poet and nonfiction writer Andy Young, who has been living in Cairo for the past two years, will read from her poems and essays reflecting on revolutionary Egypt

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 and share some of her photographs of the street art that reflects the state of resistance on the streets of Cairo.

  Andy Young’s first full-length poetry, collection, All Night it is Morning, is forthcoming from Dialogos Press. Based in New Orleans, she has been working at the American University of Cairo since 2012, but will return to New Orleans Center for Creative Arts this fall. Her translations, essays, and poetry have been published in places such as Los Angeles Review of Books, Callaloo, Guernica, and the Norton anthology Language for a New Century as well as in flamenco plays, a Paul Chan project at the New Museum, and on Public Radio International’s “The World.”

 

June’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

The Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!political prisoner

Wednesday,  June 18th  at 7 pm

Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of June.

Bring snacks and money to help with postage!

Letter writing is an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home.

Cindy Crabb Reading From New Issue of Doris Zine!

 

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Thursday, May 29th at 7:00 PM
Internationalist Books and Community Center

Cindy Crabb will be reading from the brand new Doris 31, joined by local zine writers. Heather Heathen will read from her zine 23, Trace Ramsey, author of the zine Quitter, will be reading a new piece, and a writer with the Self as Other: Reflections on Self Care zine project will do a reading and share info about the project.

Cindy Crabb has been writing the influential, internationally distributed, autobiographical-feminist zine Doris since the early ‘90’s. In it, she explores subjects like consent, feminism, abortion, death, self-image, creativity, shyness, queer identity, addiction, punk and anarchism. Crabb is the editor of the zines Support and Learning Good Consent. She lives

in South-East Ohio with her miniature horses, plays in the punk band Snarlas, and is a sexual abuse survivor advocate.
“…zines are a space where third wave feminist theory is emerging, and many scholars don’t recognize this because they don’t read zines. They should read Doris.” -Alison Piepmeier, Author of Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism

Cindy Crabb’s work has been featured in: The Utne Reader, Maximum Rock and Roll, and Cometbus. Her work has also been in such anthologies as We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists; Experiencing Abortion: A Weaving of Women’s Word; and A Girls Guide to Taking Over the World:Writing From the Girl Zine Revolution. Her diaries and papers are housed at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe. She has spoken at colleges, libraries and community centers across the country.

For more info: dorisdorisdoris.com

 

This Wednesday, Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

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The Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

Wednesday,  May 14 at 7 pm

Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of May.

Bring snacks and money to help with postage!

Letter writing is an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home.

Dance Party & Prison Books Mother’s Day Fundraiser at The Pinhook

PIE AUCTION!!! DANCE PARTY!!!! BENEFIT!!!!

@ The Pinhook

Thursday, May 8th

117 West Main Street in Durham

Durham Prison Books Pie Auction (8pm) and Dance Party (9pm) Benefit flyerfeaturing DJ PlayPlay and DJ DreamBoat
$5-20 donation with no one turned away for lack of funds

This will be an all ages event!

Bring a pie to offer up for the auction or cash to spend on a delectable homemade pie. Some pies will even include a chance to hang out with the pie-maker…

We’ll be writing letters to folks in women’s prisons, and folks are encouraged to bring soft cover used books they don’t need to donate to the project, particularly African American fiction and blank journals.

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