mildred pierce zine

MP in Woman Made’s Underground show; & Reading
July 31, 2011, 5:59 pm
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Mildred Pierce is one of a long list of publications featured in Woman Made Gallery’s Underground show in Chicago. The show features independent, underground, and self-published art and publications by women, queer, trans, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming artists and writers and is currently on display (with a pop-up library!) until August 18th.

Robin Hustle, "Some of her Uneasiness was Due to Her Awareness that She was Standing on a Hollow Floor"

MP4 cover artist Edie Fake is one of the featured artists, and MP4 interviewee Sabrina Chap‘s zine Cliterature is part of the library.

I (Megan) have been working with the curator, Ruby Thorkelson, who also has work on display in the show, to coordinate a reading on behalf of Uncalled-for Readings Chicago, the mostly queer, mostly prose reading series I host. Check out this spectacular lineup, and I hope you’ll make it out if you’re in Chicago!


(bios below)

We’ll hear readings in two sets, each of which will close with music performed by Curiouser Jane (a.k.a. Dalice Malice) and Marie Hunt, respectively.

Sunday, August 14, 2011
2 p.m.
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Mairead Case is a writer, editor, and critic. She is a member of the Dil Pickle Club, Non-Fiction Editor at Another Chicago Magazine, a columnist at Proximity, and Volunteer Coordinator for Louder Than a Bomb. Mairead is at work on a short story collection, supported by a CAAP grant and recently excerpted by featherproof and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. She programmed a radio show about dreams for Neighborhood Public Radio at the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and her comic about Serge Gainsbourg, drawn by David Lasky, is forthcoming in Best American Comics 2011.

Curiouser Jane (a.k.a. Dalice Malice) is a zinester, blogger, queer-poly trans grrrl, academic, writer, poet, monologist, anarchist, dreamer, catholic, roller skate loving, one-woman firing squad. She blogs at and is a weekly contributor for Oh & she’s a folk singer:

Marie Hunt is an Oak Park poet, singer and songwriter. She has been a featured poet on the Romantic Hours website, as well as soloist and assistant musical coordinator at Bethany Union Church in Beverly. Mrs. Hunt has also been a featured soloist in such venues as the First United Methodist Church in the Loop, the First United Methodist Church of Oak Park, and Hyde Park Union Church. She has produced five recordings under her record label Pashin Productions, and has recently released five books of poetry (a pentalogy entitled “The Palm”) from her own deLores Press. She can be seen this fall performing “Alone / Together” (along with her husband, tenor Henry Hunt) for her third company, Scavenger Hunt Productions at Woman Made Gallery.

Robin Hustle lives in Chicago. She writes and draws about sex, health, language, and public space. Her zines include Mirror Tricks, Curdled Milk, Leftovers Again?!, and Power of the Impotent. From 2007 to 2008 she co-edited The Skeleton News, a free monthly newspaper. Her drawings have been shown at Roots and Culture and Gallery 400, and she has presented slide shows and lectures about prostitution across the country. She is currently working on a solo band called Landscaping and a nursing degree.

Liz Mason has been self-publishing zines for fourteen years. Her work has been printed in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, Punk Planet, Venus,Lumpen and The Zine Yearbook. She has appeared on a reality show to provide instruction on publishing zines, which NBC executives referred to as “pamphlets” as if they were Marxist propaganda. Her most recent published work is Caboose #7: Britney Spears 101, which focuses on her experience undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer, as seen through the lens of consumerism, celebrity obsession and public scrutiny. She also has a blog called Liz’s Masonic Lodge, and you should totally, totally, totally, totally visit it by clicking on this very sentence.

Jami Sailor wants to make a split zine with you. Her current projects include Your Secretary and Archiving the Underground (with Jenna Brager). Her long running zine, No Better Voice, was featured in Alison Piepmeier’s Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism.

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