Suddenly, It's Summer!
Summer 2014Dear Readers,
More Recent Additions:
- I Made This to Impress a Boy
- Science You Forgot
- Eyeball Burp Issue 7: Clip or Copy
- Garden of the Womanimal
- Party Boyz
- Not Tonight I'm Reading Women's T-Shirt
- Not Tonight I'm Reading Men's T-Shirt
- Not Tonight I'm Reading Tote
- Not Tonight I'm Reading Glow-In-The-Dark Print
THURSDAY, JULY 10th
- SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd
Cut Here: Three-in-One Collage Show
With Niko Courtelis, Eroyn Franklin, and Mark Searcy
Join us to celebrate the opening of Cut Here: Three-in-One Collage Show -- a group show of shows featuring recent work by Niko Courtelis, Eroyn Franklin, and Mark Searcy.
Philatelic Atrocities by Niko Courtelis: Cut and shockingly reassembled, these stamp collages have scandalous fun with the often mundane world of postage stamps.
Heroes by Eroyn Franklin: Features a collection of cut paper stamps that depict cultural icons. This series is intended to question our memory and understanding of the individuals that become our heroes.
Typewriter Collages by Mark Searcy: Small collages with images culled from vintage source materials, paired with typewritten messages.
Exhibit will run through July. More info coming soon...
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th, 7pm
Incandescent Issue 6 Release Party
With Editors and Local Contributors
Join us tonight to celebrate the release of Incandescent Issue 6 -- a Portland based international color film photography zine! Editors Marissa Csanyi and Helen Jones, plus local contributors will be in attendance and they'll be sharing a special projection show. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, 11am
Reading Frenzy's 20th Anniversary!
Three's a Charm!
Join us for the month of September to celebrate with us as we enter our THIRD decade in our THIRD location! Special events, promotions, treats, and sales will be happening throughout the month! More info coming soon...
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th, 6pm
A is for Zebra
An Exhibit by Sean Tejaratchi!
A collection of recent work by the editor/designer behind everybody's favorite "Picture Book for Discussion & Activity" celebrating the 20th anniversary of Crap Hound and the release of A is for Zebra. More info coming soon...
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
Banned Books Week!
Celebrating Graphic Novels
From CBLDF: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), with the national Banned Books Week planning committee, today announced that this year's celebration of the freedom to read will emphasize a thematic focus on comics and graphic novels. This year's Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, will shine a light on this still misunderstood form of storytelling and will celebrate the value of graphic novels to readers from all walks of life through the work performed by Banned Books Week sponsors and individual librarians, retailers and readers from all over the world.
'This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship,' said Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee.
Recently, the acclaimed memoir Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, has been the flashpoint in a university funding controversy in South Carolina, while last year Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, faced an attempted ban in the Chicago Public Schools. Graphic novels continually show up on the American Library Association's (ALA) Top 10 list of Frequently Challenged Books. The ALA released its current list in April and includes Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants at the top spot and Jeff Smith's series Bone arriving at #10.
"The CBLDF is pleased to be a part of the coalition that makes Banned Books Week such a vital time to celebrate the freedom to read," said CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. "It's shocking that books are still banned and challenged. Comics are especially vulnerable to those challenges. With this year's Banned Books Week focus, we welcome the opportunity to engage the public in a vital dialogue about intellectual freedom and the powerful role comics serve."
Banned Books Week celebrates the Freedom to Read by encouraging readouts, displays, and community activities designed to raise awareness of the ongoing threats of censorship that continue to occur.