Posts Tagged ‘queer’

The past few days have been spent re-organizing and re-arranging the Wingnut Radical Lending Library!

Books are now organizing into the following subjects on the shelves:

Radical fiction, guns, guerilla strategy, gardens, herbs, diy do it yourself, queer fiction, queer, religion/spirituality, myths, kids books, feminism, graphic novels, cookbooks, animal issues. home renovation, music, art, food politics, bikes, field guides, survivalism, Mexico, indigenous, Native American, prisons, police, medicine/medical, travelling, DIY Do it Yourself, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Journalism, Urban Planning, 1960s, drugs, zines, Hawai’i, Zinn, Schools/Education, Consumer Culture, Richmond/The South, South America, Globalization/Neoliberalism, Government Repression, Environment, The Spanish Civil War, Labor/Class, Black Power/Race, Anarchist Practice, Anarchism

That’s over 50 different categories of books for you to come read, and come check out if you are so inclined.

We are also currently looking for volunteers to help us re-vamp our Open Hours, folks who can come over during Open Hours, offer coffee and tea to guests, re-shelve returned books, help folks check out books, etc. If you are interested and available for Wednesday evenings from 4-9 or Friday evenings from 4-9 please shoot us an email at wingnut_collective@yahoo.com Ideally we’d have 2 volunteers per shift and everyone would take about 1 shift a month

Check out our book and zine collections online, http://www.librarything.com/profile/thewingnutrva our collection of over 1000 books and growing us under “Your Library” and our zines are under “approaching apocalypse” Zines are available to be read in the space, but not taken out of the space.

 

 

The next Richmond Zine Fest organizing meeting will be on Thursday Feb. 21st at 5:30pm at the GSEX building (Crenshaw house at VCU) on Franklin, near the intersection of Franklin and Harrison.
If you are interested in helping to organize, fundraise, and advertise, please come out!

The 2013 Richmond Zine Fest will be on Saturday October 5th from 11am to 5pm at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Sign up for tablers and workshop facilitators to be coming soon.

Please spread the word to out of town tablers, this is gonna be the best Richmond Zine Fest yet!

Here are 8 new titles in our Wingnut Radical Lending Library. Come to our collective meeting on January 28th if you are interested in joining and helping us organize the library, staff open hours, and organize events and projects as the Wingnut Anarchist Collective!

Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia by Steve Hogan

The Queerest Places: A National Guide to Gay and Lesbian Historic Sites by Paula Martinac

True Love by Fulton, Jennifer published by Naiad Pr Paperback by –N/A–

After the Fire by Jane Rule

Steel Drivin’ Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend by Scott Reynolds Nelson

Bitterly Divided: The South’s Inner Civil War by David Williams

Labor Struggles In The Deep South and Other Writings by Covington Hall

What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the Nation by The South End Press Collective

 

We’ve added some new titles this week to our radical lending library!

Vamps & Tramps: New Essays by Camille Paglia

Fatal Reunion by Claire McNab

An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America (wit… by Andrew Young

Out from Under: Sober Dykes and Our Friends by Jean E. Swallow

The Housing Monster by prole.info

Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on … by Robert H. Haworth

We, the Children of Cats (Found in Translation) by Tomoyuki Hoshino

Report from Planet Midnight (Outspoken Authors) by Nalo Hopkinson

Signal: 02: A Journal of International Political Graphics by Alec Dunn

Against Architecture (Green Arcade) by Franco La Cecla

Black Power U.S.A. by Lerone Bennett, Jr.

Presumed Guilty: The Tragedy of the Rodney King Affair by Stacey Koon (This book is written by a pig, trying to justify the brutality to Rodney King by the LAPD, we got this mostly to see how ridiculous it is)

23 Shades of Black (A Filomena Buscarsela Mystery) by Ken Wishnia

Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and the Ambivalence of Assimilation… by Gerald Early

Just cataloguing some books on this rainy day. Here are our newest titles.

Thanks to everyone who has donated books to our library! We are always looking for donations specifically around issues of race, class, gender, indigenous struggles, feminism, queer issues, southern issues, anarchism, environmental etc.

My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us by Jessica Mills

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism (Live Girls) by Daisy Hernandez

Ms. Films DIY Guide to Film and Video

Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon

Odd Girl Out by Ann Bannon

Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics by Judith Lorber

Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out by Occupy Mental Health Project

The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope by Amy Goodman

Someone Killed His Boyfriend: A Summer of Sex, Sun and Murder in Provincetown by David Stukas

From Wedded Wife to Lesbian Life: Stories of Transformation by Deborah Abbott

Joining the Tribe; by Linnea A. Due

Growing Up Gay in the South: Race, Gender, and Journeys of the Spirit (Haworth G… by James T. Sears

Now the Volcano: Anthology of Latin American Gay Literature by Winston Leyland

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

The Prostitute and Her Clients by PH.D. Lewis Diana

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

When the Dancing Stops (Brett Higgins Mysteries) by Therese Szymanski

Black Bloc, White Riot: Antiglobalization and the Genealogy of Dissent by A. K. Thompson (2010).

So You Want to Be a Lesbian? by Liz Tracey

Free Pizza for Life by Chris Clavin

Techniques of Safecracking (52054) by Wayne B. Yeager

The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 by Antony Beevor

More Joy Than Rage: Crossing Generations with the New Feminism by Caryl Rivers

Dumping In Dixie: Race, Class, And Environmental Quality, Third Edition by Robert D. Bullard

Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement by Mark Thompson

There will be a zine reading and potluck event on Friday October 5th for the Richmond Zine Fest.

Sober, all ages event.

Starts at 7pm at 2005 Barton Avenue

It’s a pizza potluck! We will provide the dough, you bring a sauce or topping!

Vegan/vegetarian/dairy/meat all acceptable for toppings and sauces.

If you are interested in reading from your zine please email xveganarchistrvax@gmail.com or show up with your zine!

The next day Oct. 6 is the Richmond Zine Fest at 1407 Sherwood Avenue / the Gay Community Center of Richmond.  From 11am to 6pm! Free to the public!

Richmond has a new resource for folks in the City.

The Richmond Rag is “A free calendar of low cost or free events and collective DIY Spaces”.

It includes also a directory of radical spaces and organizations, as well as a list of places to get free or cheap healthy food (Food Not Bombs and local Farmer’s Markets).

Print copies are now available at the Wingnut for September.

You can access online also, and submit your events or organizations here: www.therichmondrag.blogspot.com

So submit your potlucks, protests, free classes, bike rides, meetings etc.!

Thanks to the folks who put this together, you know who you are!!!

We have 20 copies of the Terror Incognita text now available at the Wingnut for people who are planning on participating in the Terror Incognita reading and discussion group. Please come by sometime to pick up your copy if you want to read it before the class starts. If you are able to share one copy between friends or roommates that would be helpful too.

We are doing out best to get a .pdf of the text available online this week as well.

The Terror Incognita Reading and Disussion Group starts on Wednesday July 18th at 8pm. The other class dates are Wed. July 25th at 8pm,  Wed. August 1st at 8pm, and Wed. August 15th at 8pm. (We are skipping that 2nd Wednesday in August so as to not conflict with the monthly IWW meeting, so it’s a great time to join the Richmond Industrial Workers of the World! http://www.richmondiww.org)

The topics in this reading include: current anarchist theory, queer theory, terrorism, consent, gender, identity, and more!

For our 3rd Red Beans and Rice Night at the Wingnut we will be showing a queer double feature!!!!

Come out on Monday July 2nd at 7pm to watch Paris is Burning and But I’m a Cheerleader!!!

Paris is Burning is “A chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.” The movie is rated R, for language and sexuality.

But I’m a Cheerleader is a movie about “Megan is an all-American girl. She’s a cheerleader, she has a boyfriend, etc. But she doesn’t like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she’s pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. And she only has pictures of girls up in her locker. Her parents and friends conclude that she *must* be gay and send her off to “sexual redirection” school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn to how to be straight. Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham?” but

We will provide red beans and rice to share, please bring a dish (vegan preferred) to contribute to the meal.

Bring a dish to share, and come hang out and watch queer movies!

2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222

804 303 5449

wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

We have had some recent donations to the Wingnut Radical Lending Library. If you have books you think we might be interested in please feel free to come drop some off.

If you are interested in checking out these or other books, you can come by during Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm. 2005 Barton Avenue. Feel free to call ahead to confirm, as we sometimes cancel due to more pressing events. We are also interested in anyone looking to volunteer to host the Open Hours. 804 303 5449 or wingnut_collective@yahoo.com

Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals by Moosewood Collective

Heresies 18 : Mothers, Mags & Movie Stars : Feminism & Class ; and Heresies 19 :… by [Not stated]

ZINES VOLUME II by V. Vale

Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberatio… by Robin Morgan

Virgin Territory by Shar Rednour

The Girl Wants to: Women’s Representations of Sex and the Body by Lynn Crosbie (more…)