We are calling out for submissions to Volume three of the Periodical! This issue will be digital and contributions open to everyone! Look forward to seeing what you come up with. Keep your eye on this space or email to keep in the loop.
A celebration of independent bookshop culture 9 - 15 February the full program can be seen on facebook
"The first ever International Literature Conspiracy week will be held from Mon 9 – Sunday 5 February featuring zine launches at Sticky, insane creative projects to get involved with, and yes, a kick arse zine fair SAT 14 FEBRUARY 2009. What better way to celebrate your love for zines than on valentines day people. So mark this one in your diaries, and get ready to staple your heart out, because Sticky's zine fair this year packed the subway out, and it's going to be the same deal in 09, only bigger. " Do support and check this out and get involved and immerse and make zines to swap and sell with other zinesters and get inspired. Yes go! Do it!
The Latest Express Media workshop schedule has been released and can be found here: There are all manner of things happening including ones on publishing, blogging, spoken word, poetry, comics, zines, writing and editing.
Wed, 12 Nov, 6-8pm Express Media Independent Publishing Workshop with Lisa Dempster Independent Publishing is a workshop about the world of independent and small press publishing. In the workshop you will learn how to get involved, what it takes to set up your own press, planning what to publish, where to sell your publications and pitfalls to avoid. Cost: $22 for E(x)_m members or $25 for non-members.
I just came across this really neat website called Locus, a melbourne based collaboration between aduki independent press and Vignette Press. Check it, there is lots of discussion and dialogue about what is happening and what could be happening in our local indep publishing scene. "Locus believes in independent publishing, sustainability in the publishing and media industries, and above all, books and magazines that are interesting, diverse and distinctive."
The process of cutting lino, carving out shapes, inking it up and sliding through the rollers of the press. Hard lino, sticky ink, brisk paper. And then stacking up in the wire racks to dry. Multiples of things always look so poetic for some reason.
A series of workshops for 13-20 year olds in the realms of writing, image and print publication. This project is produced in conjuction with the City of Melbourne and Signal.
For more information about the project or to register your interest in further programs please email: firstname.lastname@example.org There is also a facebook group which you can keep up to date with the project, find by searching "Signal Periodical"