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Bitch Media To Open Community Lending Library

July 20, 2009: Bitch Media is opening a community lending library this Thursday, July 30th!! The opening will be from 5-8pm and will coincide with Alberta Street's Last Thursday art happening.

The lending library is ever-growing and currently there are over 800+ books on feminist theory, media studies, sociology, gender and queer studies, pop culture, and more. It will be open to the public Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 - 7pm, with the option of scheduling use between the hours of 11am - 5pm on weekdays.

This is an exciting opportunity for our community! If you don't make it out to the event this Thursday, make sure to check out the library at some point!

Bitch Magazine is located just off of NE Alberta at

4930 NE 29th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

IPRC Benefit Show

July 19, 2009: Get dressed in your summer best (think summery cocktails and late night dancing attire) and make your way over to Holocene this Thursday for the Independent Publishing Resource Center Benefit Show featuring performances by Arrington de Dionyso and Ah Holly Family, as well as a zine reading from Alex Wrekk.

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Most Supreme Summer Zine Scene at Multnomah County Libraries

July 09, 2009: Hey all you would-be zinesters! So you wanna make a zine, but haven't figured out how or are just overwhelmed? Get down and dirty at Cut, Copy, Collate--A Zine Construction Workshop offered up by the North Portland Multnomah County Library on July 14th.
And don't miss out on making zines and comics with others at Shuffleupagus--A Collaborative Zine Experience taking place at Central Library (U.S. Bank Room) on July 21st.

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Carye Bye in The Oregonian

Carye Bye, who recently released Hidden Portland here at Reading Frenzy, got an awesome write up in The Oregonian here!

First Thursday Was A Frenzy

July 05, 2009: Our opening for Kate Bingaman-Burt was a non-stop time warp of consumer madness and adoration. As stated in a previous update about this event, Kate was here all night drawing treasured trinkets and recent purchases of First Thursday attendees. But don't fret! You haven't missed out completely, this show will be up through the end of August. There are hundreds of Kate's original drawings on view as well as for sale. Stop by and buy!

Check out a review of the event at Poppytalk's blog
This show was also featured at PDX Writer Daily