Self-publishing isn’t just for that novel in your desk drawer. These days it encompasses many platforms, from classic photocopied zines to blogs, podcasts and web TV.
We + Alien She is a panel talk and presentation by folks who’ve been self-publishing for a while. It’s presented by the Carnegie Mellon School of Art (CMU’s Miller Gallery is currently hosting Alien She , a DIY-heavy look at riot-grrrl culture) and the Carnegie Library. Folks from the library’s zine collection are also involved.
Panelists include Ayanah Moor and Raquel Rodriguez, who do the Queer & Brown in Steeltown podcast; Ginger Brooks Takahashi, of the projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE and a co-founder of feminist genderqueer artist collective LTTR; and CMU art professor Jon Rubin, a key force behind the late, lamented talk-show/diner known as Waffle Shop and other boundary-blurring art projects.
The panel takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. tomorrow night. It’s free. The library is located at 4400 Forbes Ave., in Oakland.
Organizers remind you that the library is just a short walk from the Miller Gallery, where Alien She is open tomorrow from noon-6 p.m., if you want to take a look at work by Brooks Takahashi and others before the panel presentation.