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Date/Time: June 19, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Location: The Flying Brick, 506 S Pine Street, Richmond, VA. 23220

Description: Join us for a night of short documentaries and snacks! We will  sell small bags of popcorn and cupcakes made with care by Becca (one of  our newest Richmond Zine Fest organizers and creator of the food zine  “‘A Monsterous Appetite for Cake”). At dusk, we’ll view Grrlyshow by Kara Herold and Occupy America by Richmond’s very own Mark Strandquist. For details and to RSVP, visit the event page on Facebook.

This is an all ages, sober event. Suggested donation 3 dollars to help support the Richmond Zine Fest, coming in October of 2012!!!!!

The Wingnut Radical Lending Library is a constantly growing collection of anarchist, radical, queer, DIY, environmental, vegan, popular upsrising and more books. Every month we receive new titles from PM Press and AK Press. We also accept donations and purchase books on our own.

You can come by the Wingnut during our weekly  Open Hours- from 4 to 9pm on Wednesday and Fridays (subject to change however, dependent on other events in Richmond, you can call ahead to check 804 303 5449). We are also looking for people who can volunteer to facilitate Open Hours. We have 944  books available for browsing, reading, and checking out. We also have our ever expanding and newly organized Wingnut Zine Library (over 540 titles so far), which you are welcome to read during Open Hours, but which cannot be checked out.

If you are looking for books or zines on a particular subject you can search ahead of time online at http://www.librarything.com/thewingnutrva

Here are just some of our recently added titles:

No More Prisons: Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Ki… by William Upski Wimsatt

Anarchism & Environmental Survival by Graham Purchase

Banksy Locations & Tours Volume 2: A Collection of Graffiti Locations and Photog… by Martin Bull (more…)

The 2011 Richmond Zine Fest is going to be held on October 8th from 11amto 6pm at the Gay Community Center of Richmond.

Sign up for tabling this event is now live, at www.richmondzinefest.org

It really helps the organizers of the zine fest if people register and pay early. We have to raise 1500 dollars to rent the space, and it certainly takes the stress off if we know sooner how much to expect from the tablers.

If you are from out of town and will be looking for a place to stay, the Wingnut might be able to host you. You can take a look at our guest and house policies above if this is something that might interest you. Then please send an email our way at wingnut_collective@yahoo.com We would love to know how many people need a place to stay, and possibly plan some events for fun over the weekend if folks are interested.

Hope to see you this year at the 2011 Richmond Zine Fest! Tell your friends!

 

Sassyfrass Circus #3 by Jenna B.

I Will Not Crawl excerpts from Robert F. Williams on Black struggle and armed se… by North Carolina Piece Corps

Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brig… by Daniel Burton-Rose

I Mix What I Like!: A Mixtape Manifesto by Jared A. Ball

Aboriginal Myths: Tales Of The Dreamtime by Alexander Wyclif Reed

Zapatista Spring: Anatomy of a Rebel Water Project & the Lessons of Internationa… by Ramor Ryan

Animal Ingredients A to Z: Third Edition by EG Smith Collective

Richmond Copwatch by Wingnut Anarchist Collective

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…to Be Arrested by Wingnut Anarchist Collective

Richmond Bike Laws by Wingnut Anarchist Collective

More of the new titles after the break (more…)

The 2011 Richmond Zine Fest will be on October 8th at the Gay Community Center of Richmond! We just confirmed the date and location.

Sign up for tabling and for workshops will all be starting in the next couple of weeks.

The Wingnut tables at the Zine Fest, and will have a couple new publications for this October event.If you are a friend of the Wingnut (or want to become one) feel free to get in touch about the Zine Fest. We should also be able to host some out of town folks to spend the night, as long as you are down with our  Guest Policy (http://wingnutrva.org/wingnut-guest-policy/).

It is a really great time, with lots of neat people locally and from around the country.There is still plenty of time to create your own zine to sell or trade or give away at the Richmond Zine Fest.

The Richmond Zine Fest could definitely use your support and participation this year, as the cost of renting the space has increased. We are doing our best to keep the table costs the same, but that means we have to make up the difference through fundraisers. The next fundraiser will be this Thursday, May 12th at Sprout (1 North Morris Street) at 10pm and will be a Zine Reading with 10 different zinesters sharing from their works!

http://www.richmondzinefest.org for updates about events, fundraisers, tablers, and workshops!

Sweet Flier by Oura

The Wingnut’s Approaching Apocalypse Zine Collection is now available online for searching purposes. So far we have over 200 zines in our database. We have many more that we need to add to the database.

We have 2 collections on our http://www.librarything.com/thewingnutrva – one is the regular library of radical books, and the other is the zine collection. You can search by title, author, and subject tag.

Our zines are not available for checking out but they are available to read and look at during Wingnut Open Hours- Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm.
We have a huge selection of subject matter- including health, DIY, transportation, sex, sexism, feminism, sexual assault, herbs, queer, gender, anarchist theory, class, personal, comic, local Richmond/Virginia etc.

If you would like to have your zine included in our collection, please mail a copy to The Wingnut 2005 Barton Avenue Richmond, VA 23222.

What better time than the long cold winter for some self reflection, writing, research, and art? Come to the Wingnut on January 12th at 7pm during Open Hours to hang out, drink tea, eat cookies, and work on zines!

Zines are independent published documents frequently associated with DIY (Do It Yourself), punk, and various other subcultures. Some zines are comics, some are art, some have photos, some are personal stories, some are political, and some are informative. You can make your zine however you want to. They come in all shapes and sizes and styles.

There will be people available to give you advice and help with your zines. We will also have a variety of important zine materials available- from staplers to sharpies. We will also have the Approaching Apocalypse Zine Collection available for people to browse and get ideas from!

The Richmond Zine Fest won’t be until next fall, but making a zine now is a good way to stay a part of a zine community all year long!

The Wingnut Anarchist Collective is working in the Southern Barton Heights neighborhood to help facilitate community autonomy and solidarity. One of the things we have noticed and heard is that the community needs a place to come together. For those not familiar with the area, it is lacking in businesses or public spaces. There is 1 bar, 2 corner stores, and a garage. The area barber shop closed down months ago. Aside from the churches and the mosque in the neighborhood, there are not any public community spaces. There is no place for people to come together indoors to have casual conversations, play games, learn from each other etc. The Wingnuts have been trying to work on purchasing a second building for use as a community center. We have so far not had much luck- encountering people trying to hoard properties in order to get a much larger amount from people actively gentrifying/developing for profit, and banks who cater their sales to developers who purchase dozens of properties at once.
Our solution in the mean time is to start having open hours at the Wingnut. The Open Hours model is one similar to that of many radical spaces, including Oregon Hill’s Flying Brick Library. Our intention with open hours is not to compete with the Flying Brick, but to provide a more local space for our community to come together. We have tabled with fliers advertising the Flying Brick and found that while people in our neighborhood were interested in the idea when we explained it to them, Oregon Hill is too far to expect folks to go just to check out something they are unfamiliar with like a radical library. The history of Oregon Hill as a white neighborhood, with some avidly racist inhabitants, also makes the area less appealing to people from our neck of the woods.
Open Hours are just that- open. You are welcome to come hang out, look at books, work on a project, drink tea, talk, do your homework, write, play a game etc. You don’t have to want to engage in a particular activity to come use the space. Open hours are intended to create a community space. For both the Southern Barton Heights and the radical/anarchist community.
If you want to volunteer at open hours, get involved, donate supplies or books or snacks, just get in touch. We would love your participation! wingnut_collective@yahoo.com or 804 303 5449 or 2005 Barton Avenue

What can you expect to find at Wingnut Open Hours:

Wednesdays from 4pm-10pm
Fridays from 4pm-10pm

Radical Lending Library- (more…)

Reporters from local radio station WRIR 97.3 came to the 2010 Richmond Zine Festival and interviewed a variety of zinesters as well as local organizers. It also includes a nice piece on the Flying Brick Library. Everyone who was interviewed did a really nice job talking about a variety of important issues.  Check it out! Support the Richmond Zine Fest, support WRIR, and support the Flying Brick!

The text from the story as well as links to groups mentioned can be found at http://www.wrirnews.blogspot.com

It’s official! The 2010 Richmond Zine Fest will be on October the 16th at the Gay Community Center of Richmond from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM! This is an all-ages free event to attend!! If you wish to rent a table please visit the registration section of our page. Also, the evening of October 15th we will be having a zine reading potluck at the Wingnut! So please get in touch with us if you would like to read your work to lots of fanzine fans the evening before the fest.

http://www.richmondzinefest.org