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Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night: 2/26


In the wake of Valentine’s Day, Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC) brings you an evening filled with tales of love gone awry. Wallow in the sweet misery with us on Thursday 2/26 at Uncharted Books from 7:30 p.m. til 10ish.

Performers will be selected from submissions to our Worst Breakup Ever zine.

Broken candy hearts and bitter tears are on the menu. And, as always BYOB. SPOC accepts your breakup condolences in the form of donation$$$$$.

Readers TBA.

Interested in submitting to the zine? Check it.

RSVP here.

***Sponsored by Radio One Chicago****


July: Amurrrica, Freedom & Zine Events !!!

Hey dedicated SPOCsters! After a bit of a lull, we’re back in full swing for the month of July. Here’s what’s coming up:

International ZINE month!: July is a special time for zinesters. International zine month is a suggested list compiled by stalwart zinester of Brainscan and Stolen Sharpie Revolution Fame, Alex Wrekk. Keep up with activities here.

And check in on Quimby’s blog for more fun suggested activities and
ways to celebrate: http://www.quimbys.com/blog/

Thurs. 7/3, 6-8 p.m. Interview on THE ONE 88.7 fm: SPOC organizer
extraordinaire Nicki Yowell will be live on the air chatting about SPOC, International Zine Month, Quimby’s and Chicago’s awesome, lively self-publishing community. Tune in on the dial or online here:

Sun. 7/13, 7:30-10, Past & Pending UNCHARTED READING: We’ve
rescheduled our cancelled June reading at Uncharted. Keep the night open for your monthly zany ziney lit fix. RSVP here:

Thurs. 7/17, 7:30-9:30pm Zine Potluck @ CHIPRC: Bring zines and food
to share and celebrate International Zine Month and the spirit of communion at our annual meet-and-greet at CHIPRC. More info here.  http://chiprc.org/ai1ec_event/spoc-zine-and-snack-potluck/?instance_id=5931

See you guys soon!

GET INVOLVED + Next Clancy’s Reading is Sun. 6/22 !!!

Have you been going cray cray missing us? Well we’re still here! 🙂

Hey, it’s been a while. Remember us? We’ve been super busy tying up loose ends for the Stamens & Pistils Spring Zine Tour and getting new stuff planned. We have a June Clancy’s reading slated for Sun. 6/22 from 7:30-9:30 over at our old mainstay Uncharted Books in Logan Square. Theme TBD.

Confirmed Readers Include: Paul Durica, Ingrid Haftel, Elisa Shoenberger and Nicki Yowell. Want to get in on the action? Contact us at selfpublishersofchicago@gmail and we’ll let you know if we can find a spot for you!

In other developments….

PDX Zine Symposium: SPOC will be headed back to Portland from July 12-13 for the Portland Zine Symposium in Oregon. We’re also working on a workshop on community for zinesters for the event. Huzzah!

Looking ForwardRunning SPOC is amazing and rad in so many ways but also super time consuming. It’s important to all of us to keep it running and strong as a viable community but that takes a lot of energy to be sure. If you’re itching to get involved in something, (I know we’re all spread thin so no sweat if not), please get in touch. Esp. with blog posts, Facebook, organizing, emails etc. And if you have an idea for a workshop/party/event and want to take the lead on it, let me know! I’ll get it all set up.

Stay SPOCly.


On & Off the Road Reading is TONIGHT at Uncharted @ 7:30

Pack your bindles full! Zinesters of near and far will close out this weekend’s Chicago Zine Fest events tonight 3/16 with a reading at Uncharted Books starting at 7:30 p.m.

Help us wrap up an awesome weekend right! Readers include:

Ari Perezdiez (OAKLAND)
Ben Passmore (NOLA) 
Eric Bartholomew (CHI)
Fionnuala Cook (CHI)
Eric Rivera (CHI)
Eryca M. Sender (LA)
Nicki Yowell (CHI)

RSVP and get more info here.

<3 Clancy's Love Reading <3 is TONIGHT

Tonight is the night, friends. Wash the pink stain of rose from your lips, throw on your favorite red dress and come out for this month’s Clancy’s reading night all about, you guessed it, love. The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. at Uncharted Books with Valentine treats. Readings start ’round 7:45.

Readers will include:

Alex Nall
Nicki Yowell
Femmily Robison
Meghan McGrath
Peyton Leigh Stuart
Sam Edmonds
Elizabeth S. Tieri

RSVP here. 

Milwaukee Zine Fest This Weekend

We’re gonna do it our way! This Saturday, SPOC travels to Milwaukee Zine Fest at the Falcon Nest to revel in wood paneling, in-house bowling alleys and the wonders of print. If you happen to be sampling some cheese, buying Urge chips at a rest stop or just touring a local brewery, check us out.

Sunday, November 24 we’ll be doing our second reading at Uncharted Books. This go-around, family and community is the focus. Cranberry sauce and SPOC make the perfect Thanksgiving treat for the family table, after all.

Other stuff going on this weekend:

Saturday, November 9:

EYEWORKS ANIMATION FESTIVAL, 2:30-9 p.m. at the Nightingale 

You’re Being Ridiculous, Heroes, 7:30-9 p.m. at Mary’s Attic

Sunday, November 10:

Studs’ Place: Episode 2, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Hideout