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angstypenguinDec. 24th, 2008 02:08 am Know any queer rural zines? x-post (if this doesn't belong/breaks rules, sorry; tell me&I'll delete)

Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but my friend Jenna (a.k.a. trashcan_chica) needs some help:

"does anyone know of any queer zines about living in rural areas or going to rural areas?

any help/pointing in the right direction would be amazing. i went through the whole Queer Zine Archive and couldn't really find anything.

jenna b

p.s. i just got a wordpress site, sassyfrasscircus.com!"

Her (AIM) away message also says: "is looking for zines about/by members of radical queer ANTI-URBAN communities, so if you know of any..."

So please comment if you can help at all; thanks. :]


Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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ms_jlgDec. 22nd, 2008 04:43 pm Friday, December 26

I won't be at the library this Friday (boxing day!), but you are welcome to meet in the library space for teen writers. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you on January 2.

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ms_jlgNov. 5th, 2008 02:00 pm Friday, November 7

The election yesterday filled me with so much hope. I hadn't realized how anxious I was about everything until Obama was announced the winner. Big smiles, loud screams and even singing! Thank you, thank you for your enthusiasm and voting! I will be in Tennessee on Friday, but if you stop by the Pink House on Tuesday, November 11, I'll be painting and you can help. I'll probably be there from 9-4. Wear old clothes.

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ms_jlgOct. 23rd, 2008 07:39 am Teen Writers

I'll be gone tomorrow, October 24, but have left a writing exercise for you. (with thanks to Catherine from last week for the suggestion) Will also leave some snacky things.

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ms_jlgNov. 22nd, 2003 07:09 am Stories

I just returned from the storytelling festival in Port Angeles. Heard some new tellers as well as some favorites. Laughed, cried, and came home inspired. Favorite workshop? Telling ghost stories.

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ms_jlgSep. 3rd, 2008 06:39 pm Friday Teen Writers

This morning I woke up at 2:30am, got up and finished a sewing project. Then, at an appointment this morning I picked up the summer issue of Parabola and opened to a poem by Mary Oliver. I haven't read her in ages, so looked at her books in the library and found a great poem that I'll share.

Why I Wake Early

Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and the crotchety--

best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep up from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light-
good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.

See you Friday for Teen Writers at the new time...3-4pm. The Pink House is empty, they really left! We'll find out soon if we can paint and make it ours.

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ms_jlgAug. 13th, 2008 05:30 pm oops! interruption at work

Forgot the link. Here it is. http://www.popgoesthelibrary.com/

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ms_jlgAug. 13th, 2008 05:27 pm Nikole asked for this link

This is a blog written by several people who are self-titled Pop Culture Librarians. Nikole especially wanted to see the post about Twilight. Also, look at previous posts and click on Friday Fun: Happy Anniversary.

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ms_jlgJun. 11th, 2008 12:41 pm David Lasky workshop

Here's a link to David's live journal page. http://dlasky.livejournal.com/
Hope to see you all on June 20. Invite friends!

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ms_jlgJun. 10th, 2008 10:30 am "If you are going to get better, you are going to have to suck.

I picked up a book this morning, Page after Page by Heather Sellers, and opened to this writing exercise. Set your timer for 15 minutes. Get to your computer, or open a fresh page in your journal. Read, set-go with your worst writing. Use hundreds of adjectives. Completely ignore your experience. Write about something far away that you know nothing about. Think hard. Have a ball, make a huge mess. This is a good warm up for a daily writing practice. Dare to suck.

I'll be gone this Friday, but hope to see you on June 20 at 3pm for the workshop with David Lasky.

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