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9/24 Pittsburgh Zine Fair @ Union Project

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on September 23, 2017 by 6GPress

2-8PM TODAY…

The Seventh Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair (PZF) returns to the Union Project (801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) on Sunday, September 24, from 2 – 8pm. This event is free and open to the public!

Exhibitors:
The Big Idea Bookstore, Inc, Toi Scott, Christina Lee, Lumpo Art, Em DeMarco & Banyan Ouldage, Evey in Orbit, Laura PallMall, Anna Strain, Nikita Zook, Yung Mulatto, Nate McDonough, Lizzy Nolin Designs, Jenna Houston, Braddock Hills High School Creative Writing Class, Graciela Sarabia, Sophia Pappas, Cecilia Ebitz, Manchester Bidwell Corporation, Assemble Girl’s Maker Night, Tess Wilson, Bill Wehmann, Lizzee Solomon Studios, Haunted Meat, Kyla Kemmerer, Evelyn Pandos, Aaron Regal, MARK, Alecia Ott, Teach the Free Man How to Praise, Laura Salgarolo, Cynthia Lee, Laughing Redhead Studio, Jimmy Riordan, Paul Peng, Jordan gg Chu, Hyacinth Girl Press, Vanessa Adams, Nsai Temko, Maggie Negrete, Joshua Rievel, Martel Edwell, Anna Shepperson, Jerome Charles & Max Gonzales, Adam & Fred, Tall Flower Studios (Aaron Hayes, Ua Hayes, Yona Harvey), Sienna Cittadino, Lily Fulop, Katie Krulock, Stephanie Tsong, Jayla Patton, Vagabond Comics, Ryan Elizabeth, DBQ (Alex Lukas & Leah Mackin), Theora Kvitka, Nginyu Ndimbie, negi.space (Asia Bey & Mont Tucker), Terese & Ana Jungle, Mihalkotron, David Watt, Frenemy Press, Seth LeDonne, Annesley Williams, Melissa Rogers, Jennifer Lisa, S & J Comics (Jamie Straw & Sara Cole), City Slicker Press, Hell Yeah Design, AIR: Artists Image Resource, Karen’s Book Row, Marina Fec, Lauren Bailey, Girls Rock! Pittsburgh, The Copacetic Comics Company, Nils Balls, Pittsburgh Comics Salon, Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh, Black Unicorn: Library and Archives Project, Steely Gayze, Cowboy House
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As part of RADical Days, Union Project’s Hands-on Ceramics Workshop runs from 2-5 pm during the Pittsburgh Zine Fair.

Explore words and language while creating with clay in a free, all-ages, drop-in workshop in the ceramics studio before or after you check out locally-created zines, comics, and chapbooks at the 7th Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair.

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Since its debut at AIR: Artists Image Resource in 2011, the PZF has attracted a diverse group of artists, writers and activists from across the region whose content may vary but the format remains the same- the zine. An icon of DIY ethos and radical info sharing, the zine decentralizes media and vaults individual expression while remaining inexpensive.

Karen Lillis says,

It’s that time of year again, the Seventh Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair is tomorrow, Sunday afternoon, September 24th. Over sixty (60+) vendors will pop up at the Union Project in Highland Park/Pittsburgh, and I’ll be there with zines, micro press, and small press literature selections. I’m also recreating last year’s success, the Memoir Table. Please come browse! There are so many cool artists, writers, librarians, & booksellers to take in. This vibrant event is free and includes FOOD TRUCKS.

12/6 Holiday Book Sale @ Stephen Foster Community Center

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY…

The Third Annual HOLIDAY BOOK SALE will feature some of Pittsburgh’s best indie book vendors. We’ll be selling new books, used books, art books, sale books, graphic novels, local publishers, bestsellers, and more.

Confirmed book vendors:
Amazing Books
Autumn House Press
Big Idea Bookstore
City Books
Copacetic Comics
Hanukkah Books & Gifts
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
Nine Stories Pittsburgh
& Small Press Pittsburgh

Sunday, December 6th
Stephen Foster Community Center
Main Street in Lawrenceville
12-5pm / Free admission to shoppers
Free parking
Franktuary food truck!!

 

7/7 Stories & Other Ephemera: A Reading & Zine Swap @ Big Idea

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS TUESDAY…

STORIES & OTHER EPHEMERA:
A Reading and Zine Swap

Big Idea Bookstore

7-9pm, Free

Readers: Mike Faloon, Michael T. Fournier, Becky Tuch, Jude Vachon

MC: Karen Lillis of Small Press PittsburghJoin us for a reading with four writers involved in zines & periodicals: Michael T. Fournier (New England) & Mike Faloon (upstate New York) are touring fiction writers and zinesters coming through Pittsburgh on Fournier’s “Swing State” Tour. Representing Pittsburgh talent, fiction writer Becky Tuch (relocated from Boston) is founding editor of The Review Review and zinester and artist Jude Vachon always has a surprise for us on the microphone. Bring zines to swap before and after the show.

12/7 Small Press Pittsburgh’s Second Annual Holiday Book Sale @ Stephen Foster Community Center

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY…

Stock up on stocking-stuffers from Copacetic Comics, The Big Idea, East End Book Exchange, Amazing Books, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Autumn House Press, Braddock Avenue Books, Lilliput Review, Small Press Pittsburgh, &, of course, Six Gallery!

4/4 Karen Lillis @ Big Idea, Angele Ellis @ Tattoed Mom, Dan McCloskey @ Locust Moon Comics

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2014 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 7PM, Karen in Pittsburgh, Angele & Dan in Philly!

Past Future Comics: Artist talk & Signing @ Locust Moon Comics (34 S. 40th St) April 4th, reception 7pm, Presentation 8pm Free To the Public

To celebrate the 5th issue of McCloskey’s monster fighting comic, Top of the Line, Daniel McCloskey and Nils Skeletonballs are going to Philly. In the dual artist talk Skelletonballs will share his research of the unbelievable historical event in which a steamboat was filled with prostitutes during the American Civil War and never allowed land and the graphic novel he wrote to bring this history to life, Ship of Soiled Doves. Daniel McCloskey will discuss the process of writing and producing  Top of the Line, a sci-fi indie serial comic made possible though overwhelming Kickstarter support, and a short history of himself as an artist. McCloskey is the author of the hybrid novel A Film About Billy, and is the founder of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers project.

7/23 Berkman Fest & Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2013 by 6GPress

For months, the Loose Organization of Surreal Ethereal Realists has been plotting the 6th annual Alexander Berkman Labor & Music Festival. Tomorrow at The Big Idea, their understandably motivated but profoundly misguided plan will be put into direct action, including performances by Rob Gray, Kriscinda Lee Everitt & rabble-rousing 6GP poet Jason Baldinger. Berkman may have flubbed Frick’s assassination, but LOSER always hits the mark with a fun event. Click on Kathy Boykowycz’s charming drawing for more info.

Also tomorrow, in fact at the same time as Berkman Fest, the latest installment of the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series will transpire at Hemingway’s in Oakland. David Ades, Renée Alberts, Nancy Krygowski & 6GP poet/Low Ghost mastermind Kristofer Collins will be slinging words & taking names (for their mailing list). Go to one, then leave halfway through & go to the other one – who cares, they’re both free!