Wednesday, August 15th, 7:00pm -- Zine Anthology Double Header
Orca is excited to welcome Alexis Wolf back to the store this August evening, this time to introduce the new, collected volume of her smashingly successful zine Ilse Content. Since 2004 readers around Puget Sound have been gratefully devouring her every printed word, and the new anthology is like a long-awaited feast. Razorcake Magazine wrote of Ilse Content, “Alexis has an uncanny ability to write about things like nature, relationships, family, and even spirituality, without coming across as sentimental or wholesome… It’s thoughtful, aware, and respectful of the reader… it allows for sadness and strives for small redemption.” An Ilse Content Anthology will include many selections from issues 1-10.
Joining Alexis will be fellow zine writer Neely Bat Chestnut, who also has a new collection out. Mend My Dress: Collected Zines 2005-2007 includes the first six issues of Mend My Dress, as well as Dear Step dad and Grit and Glitter. Chestnut’s Zines are well respected in the zine community and her zines cover issues ranging from incest, self-harm, the riot grrrl movement, feminism, friendship, fairytale, and healing as she reflects on her childhood and coming-of-age.
Come see these two talented writers read from some of their very best work!