Collaborative zines for you! and other news

Afternoon all,

I’ve just returned from collecting 200 Non-Bio collaborative zines, all put together by Tim, Francesca, Chris, Bruno, Ruth, Lucy and myself at the meet we had back in July. The zines are an exciting concoction of collage, prose poetry, blackout poems, cartoons and nature ‘facts’, and I’m dead proud of them. Email me at poetryafterink@hotmail.co.uk if you’d like one - they are free! Please do spread the word…

I’m planning to run another collaborative zine event in mid-November, date TBC. Please email me with potential themes and techniques you’d like to work with.

Upcoming Meets

London Art Book Fair Opening EveningThursday September 25th from 6.30pm. Come browse a wide array of experimental art books at the Whitechapel Gallery. I’ll choose a nearby pub for us to meet in nearer the time.

Swap zines and eat nice things: Saturday October 18th from 2pm. Bring along a zine or two that you’ve finished reading and swap with other members! I’m still trying to find a suitable cafe that will let us book a table - please do give me your suggestions.

Other news

Some exciting events and things not organised by me…

Alternative Press Picnic: Tomorrow!!!! Bring something to eat and a pencil or two and draw inspiration from the traditions of Speaker’s Corner at the Alternative Press Picnic. Join us in an afternoon of zine-making, life drawing, poetry reading and debate.1pm - 5pm, Sunday 31st August, Hyde Park www.alternativepress.org.uk @alt_press

Scriggler live: Organised by London Zines & Selfpub member Francesca, a night of creativity and inspiration for the thinking person. Music and words, stories and songs, poetry and performance all come together at The Harrison Bar, London, on Thursday 18th September for Scriggler: Live. Celebrating the launch of Scriggler, a hub for words, a magazine, social network, publishing and blogging platform for anyone who wants to read, write and discuss any topic in any style, the evening is one of inspiration and imagination.

Do It Yourself Zine Day at the Royal Festival Hall: In celebration of International Day of the Girl and of politically minded young people everywhere, come and explore what matters to you, what you’d like to change and what inspires you. Then cut it all up and reassemble it in your very own fanzine. 12 noon – 4pm Saturday 11th October. (Thinking of organising a group to go to this!)

Hacknet Flea MarketAlso tomorrow!! A new bi-monthly market, that’s a celebration of London’s emerging independent artists/makers, champions original/unique items, a place for lovers of all that is D.I.Y. and self published. For more information, or to enquire about trading, please email: hackneyfleamarket@gmail.com

Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair: 6th September, Conway Hall, London. Robin & I will be browsing and I’m guessing others from the group too!

Camaradefest II: 100 poets. 50 pairs. 50 original collaborations. October 25th. 12 noon til late at the Rich Mix Arts Centre. Robin & I will be performing, please save the date!

much love

sarah x

(Source: zumzeig, via courier5)

day on monk island

she has a deep need to investigate her environment
which in practise involves coating her tongue
in the particles that make you unkissable.
sand breaks ankles and it will break your tongue if you dare!
she is the investigator you are waiting patiently
for evolution to weightbear on its weak fins once again.
this forms the attraction of beaches: lizard awaiting.

the monks on the island are self sufficient
this means they trap the fat wood pigeons
but of course they can’t make value judgements
on animal empathy so they boil live crabs too
& tourists & monks alike communicate
via the great ocean froth doily which will transport
thoughts as transparent as shrimps from Wales to America.

fanzines:

ZineWiki is an online resource devoted entirely to zines and small press. Explore, edit and contribute!

fanzines:

ZineWiki is an online resource devoted entirely to zines and small press. Explore, edit and contribute!

text-mode:

These graphics are actually text, which is actually code, which when executed shows an animated ASCII torus.

By Lord Nikon/Dekadence, 2014. More code calligrams here.

source

safarifestival:

We’re very excited to announce the rest of our exhibitor line-up for Safari Festival, and a surprise special guest, Connor Willumsen, the incredible cartoonist behind Treasure Island, who’ll be joining us all the way from Canada. That’s his flyer for the festival above, which will be circulating its way around London very soon. 
Here’s the list:
Ditto PressEleni KalorkotiEsther McManusFaye Coral JohnsonJames JarvisMatt SwanMike RedmondMuseums Press/Good PressSusumu MukaiWill Sweeney
You can see the full line-up and all other festival information at safari-festival.com

I’m planning on going to this

safarifestival:

We’re very excited to announce the rest of our exhibitor line-up for Safari Festival, and a surprise special guest, Connor Willumsen, the incredible cartoonist behind Treasure Island, who’ll be joining us all the way from Canada. That’s his flyer for the festival above, which will be circulating its way around London very soon. 

Here’s the list:

Ditto Press
Eleni Kalorkoti
Esther McManus
Faye Coral Johnson
James Jarvis
Matt Swan
Mike Redmond
Museums Press/Good Press
Susumu Mukai
Will Sweeney

You can see the full line-up and all other festival information at safari-festival.com

I’m planning on going to this

back from rockpooling in pembrookshire, more poetry soon

fake sheet music attempt 1
to be discussed at the zines & self-pub meet at the star of kings in london tomorrow

fake sheet music attempt 1

to be discussed at the zines & self-pub meet at the star of kings in london tomorrow

text-mode:

The world’s longest ANSI by Blocktronics, 2014. 4,636 lines of text - equivalent to a 7-storey building and takes 12 minutes to watch.

Works by ungennant, mattmatthew, the creep fever, filth, radman, ant, cyonx, delicios, misfit, reset survivor, trip, argon ironghost, smoke, avenging angel, enzo, mypal goo, oder, zeusII, big yellow man, otium, maze, irokos and bw.

another poem about work

another poem about work