• Author: kimberly
  • Published: May 18th, 2011

Papercut’s Series of Workshops is Wrapping Up!

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Last week, Anna and I were psyched to host a workshop at Teen Empowerment, an after-school center for youth in Somerville. We talked about the differences between zines and magazines, and why independent media is important! In the end, we worked on creating a zine together with poetry, art, perspectives on high school, and a guide to getting to prom on the cheap! Thanks for having us, TE!

In the next couple weeks, we will hosting the last three workshops in this series! Here is some information on those:

5/22: Zines in the Classroom: A Workshop for Educators
This workshop will focus on zines as resources for educators. We will explore zines made about teaching and learning, both in mainstream and alternative contexts, as well as the many exciting uses of zines in the classroom.
Creation of DIY media is a powerful (as well as cheap and accessible!) way to empower students to process and express their knowledge and experiences. We will brainstorm ideas and put them into practice as we create our own flash-zine during the workshop!

5/28:  Zines and Reproductive Health
We will be exploring the ways in which zines have changed the way many femal-bodied people have learned about their bodies–from alternative menstrual products to fertility awareness and herbal contraception. Examples of zines which have been particularly influential will be provided. All are welcome to attend! 2pm-4pm, Somerville Public Library. RSVP.

5/29: Free Zine Workshop
What is a zine? Why are they important? Most of all, how can I make one?!! This workshop is an introduction to the wide world of zines–whether you are a beginner who has never held a zine in your hands, or someone looking for tips at the photocopier: this is a workshop for you! 12pm-2pm,@Papercut!

Special thanks, once again, to the Somerville Arts Council for making this series possible!

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: May 4th, 2011

Sunday Zine Readings w/Death Panel Press + The Inman Review!

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On 5/8, Jarrod Shanahan of Death Panel Press will be joining us all the way from NYC for a special night of readings! The Inman Review, featuring some of Cambridge and Somerville’s finest–will also be in attendance. Zachary Aiden Evans, Ashley Brozenich and Annabel Gill will be reading their works, plus a very special guest you won’t want to miss. Refreshments and all of that will be served.
-The Inman Review
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=116567737622

-Death Panel Fanzine (NYC)
http://deathpanelzine.blogspot.com/

7pm. Facebook event: here

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011

Friday: RAD DAD Zine Comes to Papercut!

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Tomas Moniz, author of parenting zine: RAD DAD will be at Papercut on
Friday to host a series of readings and songs all about “the pain, pleasure, and politics of parenting…”

Featuring music by Newell Hendricks of Cambridge, Tomas’ stories from the Rad Dad series, and more!

This all gets underway at 7pm. There will be light refreshments provided. Please let us know ahead of time if you need arrangements made for childcare.

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Mar 14th, 2011

Hardcore Punk Photo Exhibit @Papercut, Opening 3/20

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Papercut will be hosting it’s very first photography exhibit, curated by your’s truly! (ahem, Kimberly speaking; resident hardcore-punk enthusiast/zine librarian…)

Reid Haithcock, Dan “Future-Breed” Gonyea, Angela Owens, Todd Pollock  and Tim O’Connell will all be showing photos they’ve taken at shows in (and around) Massachusetts. Prints might be available as well for anyone interested, with a portion of the proceeds going towards PZL.

Angela Owens has also produced a zine for this event, “Hardcore Paparazzi,” which will be available for $2 this month at Papercut, featuring her own  photos as well as some of Dan and Reid’s.

The opening/Zine Release is next Sunday, 3pm-8pm. There will be  rootbeer floats and snacks, of course. I’ll also be raffling off a gift certificate to Armageddon, a new punk Record Store in Harvard Square! Zine readings, storytelling and of course our favorite hardcore records will be played throughout the event. This is completely free, and participation is encouraged!

If you can’t make the opening, the show will be up from this week until April 11, and the library is open from 2pm-7pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If you want to come on a weekday, drop me a line and I’ll gladly open the library for a group if I’m around. The artists are very proud of what they put up, and it’s the first time most of them have ever shown their photos in this way, so please come out and support them!

–We also have a bunch of hardcore zines which will be on display
throughout the month, all of which can be checked out or simply read at
the library. Everything from current/2000′s to classics ranging back from
the early 1980′s. Local and international. Seriously, these don’t get
looked at nearly enough compared to the other categories, in my opinion,
and I’m adding new stuff every day.

More info, and the ability to RSVP to this event can be found on Facebook

Or you can send us a message and we’ll get back to you shortly after.

Hope to see you soon!

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Mar 1st, 2011

Rad Dad Zine Comes to Papercut!

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  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Feb 13th, 2011

Zines and Records Distro Fair Recap!

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My friend Dan (http://www.future-breed.com/) took a bunch of great pictures of our event yesterday at The Democracy Center in Harvard Sq.! Thanks to everyone who came out, bought stuff or tabled. This was an amazing fair, and I’m so happy that you could all be a part of it.

If anybody has video, photos, or other media from the event, please email us via the contact button above. Now for the pictures!

view all pictures of this slideshow

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Feb 7th, 2011

Changes to our MEETINGS

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Our meetings will no longer be held weekly. If you were interested in getting involved and coming to a meeting, they will now be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month! That means that we will not be having a meeting tonight, but we will still be open until 7.

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Jan 24th, 2011

Records and Zines Fair 2/12!

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This is a smaller, stripped down version of fairs we have held in the past.

Hope to see you there! ***The library will not be open on this day!***

Facebook + Yelp event pages (Full list of tablers available there)

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Jan 20th, 2011

Rifraktions Recap

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Our event Saturday was a hit! Thanks to the Rifrakt Collective for bringing some amazing artwork to our walls and music to our space.

If you couldn’t make it on Saturday, their artwork will be on our walls for about a month. Be sure to come by, and pick up one of their zines while you’re here!

There are more photos of the event on our Facebook. Pictured here are Sway, who also performed!

Thanks again to everyone for coming out.

We ALSO had a wonderful little benefit last night at our old spot in Harvard Square. It was very last minute, so I apologize for not getting it up on this blog in time.

Our friends, Wounded Knees, played with some new favorites: Chris North, Nick Leonard, and The New and Very Welcome. We raised some greatly needed funds at both of these events, and would like to thank you all for your ongoing support.

Hope to see you all soon, and stay tuned for future events!

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Jan 15th, 2011

Benefit show at our old location WEDNESDAY!

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FEATURING:

Wounded Knees
The New and Very Welcome
Chris North (of The Points North)
Nick Leonard

Please come out, support, and hear some great music!
We also will be selling pizza and Papercut patches and stuff.

Thank you so much,
The Papercut Librarians

RSVP on Facebook!

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