The Way the Lights Went Out: A Hurricane Sandy Zine Benefit

by Dre Grigoropol



There are many people out there who still have not recovered from the tremendous chaos that was brought to the East Coast by Hurricane Sandy.  To lend a hand, two of New York’s favorite zinesters—Kate Angell and Katie Wadkins—organized a benefit at the Bluestocking Bookstore and activist center.  


During this event, there will be zinemakers reading from their work, and plenty of zines have been donated to raise funds for hurricane relief. 100% of the proceeds will go to The Ali Forney Center, a Manhattan-based organization which provides housing to homeless LGBT youth.  The readers include Kate Angell (My Feminist Friends, A Thousand Times Yes), Jamie Varriale (Vélez Sinvergüenza), Jenna Freedman (Lower East Side Librarian, (Barnard Zine Library curator), James Aviaz (Everything is Fucked, Everything is OK), and Dre Grigoropol (Dee’s Dream).  


Many popular zines will be represented.  Some titles include Homos in Herstory, Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric, Bangarang This, Black Lesbians in the 70s Zine, Adventures in Menstruating, and many more. The event starts at 7:00pm at Blue Stockings which is located at 172 Allen St. New York, NY 10002.  Hope to see you there, and brings brings some zines if you would like to donate.  They have all the information you need on the invitation they created.


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