Binders LIVE! Queer Zine Fest, Activist Muse, & Launch Party

If you live in London, there are three upcoming opportunities to find a Binder and hear some of the Binderpeeps read live.

This Saturday, 8th Dec, Binders will be tabling at the Queer Zine Fest London, Space Station Sixty Five, 373 Kennington Road (nearest Tube: Oval). Binderpeep Chella Quint will also be there, and reading!

On Weds 19th Dec, Binder editors Sarah Crewe and Sophie Mayer and Binderpeep slmendoza (as Linus Slug) will be reading as part of ACTIVIST MUSE! at Carslaw St*Lukes, 137 Whitecross Street (between Barbican and Old St Tube stations).

And most excitingly of all, on Thurs 17th Jan 2013, many Binderpeeps including Sarah Crewe, Nia Davies, Sarah Hesketh, Agnes Marton, Sophie Mayer, Nat Raha, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Jacqueline Saphra, and Alison Winch will be reading, rejoicing, and possibly eating feminist cupcakes at Toynbee Studios. Join us!!!

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With Love from DIVA: Binders is a Books Pick for December

How chuffed are we to be in DIVA December 2012? Delightfully illustrated by our rudest cover!

You can get your own lovely issue of the magazine here or from WH Smiths and other magazine shops nationwide. Doubly worth it for Charlotte Richardson Andrews’ article “DIY For Life” on queer and feminist zinesters, which will get you in the spirit for Queer Zine Fest London on 8th December, where Binders will be tabling.

 

 

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Michelle McGrane has posted about Binders on the wonderful Peony Moon. You can read sample poems by contributors Maria Gornell, Mara Katz, Rowena Knight, and Jacqueline Saphra, plus a brand new collaborative poem by all the contributors! And a word from the editors about the charities the project is supporting.

Peony Moon

 
 
 
“Make it as political as hell, and make it irrevocably 
beautiful.”

– Toni Morrison
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contributors
are Sarah Crewe, Nia Davies, Amy Evans, Maria Gornell, Sarah Hesketh, Kirsten Irving, Mara Katz, Rowena Knight, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Agnes Marton, Sophie Mayer, Sally McAlister, Michelle McGrane, slmendoza, Steph Pike, Chella Quint, Nat Raha, Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg, Jacqueline Saphra, Claire Trévien, Jackie Wills, Alison Winch.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Editors, Sarah Crewe and Sophie Mayer, write:
 
 
Threats to society. Shouty women, scroungers on benefits, queers, trannies, boys in lipstick, girls in suits. This is how Republicans see it. This is how Tories see it. This is how every right wing government sees it.

Those of us screaming out of the Binders Full of Women see things differently. We have to, because we are these “threats to society”.

We see inequality as the greatest…

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Binders You Can Believe In

The New Yorker and Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog, agree: these are Binders you can believe in, and a great way to celebrate four more years!

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We Make Week Woman

Binders, binders everywhere — including here on the excellent Week Woman magazine.

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Binders… Full of Women

Binders Full of Women’s Poems is brought to you by Sarah Crewe and Sophie Mayer, 2/3 of the team responsible for Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot.

What is it?

A binder, full of outspoken poems by writers who identify as female, trans, intersex or gender-neutral.

It’s yours for £4 (UK), £5.50 (Europe) & £6.50 (outside Europe), including postage. Please send payment & address via PayPal to Sarah Crewe: creweyo [at] yahoo.co.uk.

All proceeds go to Rape Crisis UK and Michael Causer Foundation.

Contributors: Sarah Crewe, Nia Davies, Amy Evans, Maria Gornell, Sarah Hesketh, Kirsten Irving, Mara Katz, Rowena Knight, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Agnes Marton, Sophie Mayer, Sally McAlister, Michelle McGrane, slmendoza, Steph Pike, Chella Quint, Nat Raha, Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg, Jacqueline Saphra, Claire Trévien, Jackie Wills, Alison Winch.

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