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1/30 Zlumber Party 9:30pm @ Quimby’s

Don’t forget the cold cream. (Or the maraschino cherries) 

So, this might be the most boss thing ever. And here we are to co-opt it!

Each year, Quimby’s Bookstore invites zinesters, scensters, and other quasi-literary hangers-on to while away the dull night hours within the safety of a Wicker Park consignment store.

Come stay up all night with us while we work on our zines. We’ll be snacking, chatting,  drink coffee– or just putting our messy lives in order. Up to you. It’s not a lock-in, you can leave whenever you want, but while the store is closed over night, we’ll be busily working away inside — sort of elves and the shoemaker kind of shit.

If you haven’t already been to Quimby’s– get on it. As allies of self-publishers and creative project people, Quimby’s provides a place for all those strange mini comics, bizarrely particular zines, and home-made goods that could not otherwise find a shelf.

Direct from the Quimblog:

This is the fifth year in a row we’re inviting you to come in and spend the night with us working on your zine, because we’ve had so much fun doing it in the past. Get here at 9:30 on Sat, Jan 30th (the store closes at 10pm). Then spend the night here! Stay until 6am Sun, Jan 31st! (And yes, you can leave whenever you want before then if you want or need to.) So bring yer jammies and a sleeping bag, then leave in the morning with what you’ve been workin’ on! There will be snacks! And coffee!

What: Zlumber Party 2016
When: Sat, Jan 30th, 9:30pmSun, Jan 31st, 6:00am
Where: Quimby’s Bookstore at 1854 W. North Ave.
RSVP:  info(at)quimbys(dot)com or call 773-342-0910.


Broken Hearty Party: Join Us TMRW @ Uncharted, 7:30


Hey there lovebbugs! TMRW 2/26: Don’t miss out. It’s the Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night @ Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave) at 7:30. We’ll be debuting our brand new Worst Breakup EVER zine as part of the event. A mere $3 gets you tales of woe, heartache and thank-God-I-dumped-that-turditude.

Readers/performances include: Victoria Harley, Tony Jeswald, Liz Mason, Mike Vinopal (in abstentia), Nicki Yowell, Rachael Zalutsky, and Peyton Stewart.

The whole soiree will be sponsored by our friends from Radio One Chicago so show up early for awesome swag and the skinny on the raddest in Chicago music. As always, donations accepted on behalf of SPOC and BYOB. Bring cash fo zines.

RSVP hurrrr.

Thanks a bundle to all the folks who contributed to the zine. It’s been a minute since we made a collab zine and it sure is awesome!

Announcing: Zoobookzzz a SPOC Animal Reading This Sunday 8/17 @ Uncharted


Meow-ruff-cheep-moooo-oink-titter-keekeereekeekee-oooaoooaa-bock-bock-eee-eee-eee. August’s Self-Publishers of Chicago (SPOC)‘s reading is all about our non-human counterparts. Kitties, puppies, cheeky monkeys, the works. Come to Uncharted Books this Sunday 8/17 at 7:30 pm for the fun.

Fully feral performances from:
Jessica Campbell and Aaron Renier with a reprisal of their dog murder mystery minicomic Sylvia Leeds
Anita Applebomb Mechler
Emily Hutchings
Sum Shapes a / k / a Lillie West
Nicki Yowell
Liz Mason

Throw a bone by donating to our “cash hooter” (it’s a felt owl, folks) at this FREE monthly reading series.

BYO drinks / snacks / et el. though a smattering shall be on hand for your wild feasting pleasure.

Reading Tonight PLUS Ice Cream!!!!!

We’re still here! And guess what? We’ve got a reading tonight.

It’s the second of our Clancy’s reading series over at Uncharted Books
in Logan Square. The action goes from 7-9:30 p.m. Our readers include:
Marian Runk, Carrie Colpitts, Johnny Misfit, Jail Flanagan, Liz Mason
and Andrew Ewald. RSVP:

And don’t miss our event next week on Sunday at Space Oddities (former
Yellow Book space) in Humboldt Park. We’ll be having an ice cream
social! We bring the ice cream, you bring the fixings. RSVP:

Karaoke and FREE DRINKS TONIGHT @ Strange Beauty Show

Just a quick reminder: tonight 8/15 is ON THE WALL, a
zinester-focused art show at Strange Beauty Show (1118 N. Ashland).
Tons of local zinesters including Jami Sailor, Nicki Yowell and Lyra Hill have framed their work for your eyes’ pleasure. Aside from the artiness, there will be complimentary drinks and karaoke courtesy of SPOCster Liz Mason from 7-10 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Also coming up, this weekend is Back to Print’s newest release, the
seXXX files. On Saturday, come enjoy the festivities over at Uncharted
Books at 8 p.m. and get your sexy back or whatever it is you
youngsters call it.

Our Benefit, Words and Sound III, is Tomorrow 8/2

Tomorrow, Friday 8/2 is the day of our huge benefit over at Peanut
Gallery (1000 N. California) starting at 8 p.m. We’re asking for a $5 donation so we can get a stockpile going to make future zines, pay for zine fest
registrations and all the myriad snack expenses we require 🙂

The event will be the third edition of the reading series Words and
Sound. Writers are paired up randomly with musicians and sound artists
to create a short performance. Among the readers and performers are
Liz Mason, Grant Reynolds, Robin Hustle, Nicki Yowell, Fiona Cook andmore.

We’ll have some food and beer will be available.

See you tomorrow night!

Readin’, Writin’ & Beer: Pungent Parlour 006 TONIGHT @ 8:30

SPOCsters Liz Mason and Nicki Yowell might not be as ground breaking as the two ladies above but settle for second best tonight when they read at Pungent Parlour. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. at Black Rock Bar in North Center. It’s lucky number six for the literary salon so don’t miss out.