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#PiperPoetryMonth Drop-In: If You Build it They Will Come: Small Press and DIY Poetry Publishing with Amber McCrary

Date(s): Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Phoenix MST
Location: 
Zoom
Type(s): 
Community Event, Conversation, Discussion, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Book Design, Business of Writing, Poetry, Publishing, Visual Art
Cost: Free

About this Event

Each week of Poetry Month the Piper Center will host a “Write-in” comprised of 30 minutes of discussion from a local poetry expert, and 60 minutes of writing time. 

This Week

Zines are self-published, uncensored, and self-made pieces of art.

We will talk about how to self-publish a zine and the different formats from handmade zine to digital zines. Is your audience in the zine scene or on the web? Do you have easier access to handmade art supplies or would you rather use a software to create collages? In this talk we will discuss and answer some of these questions. 

About the Author

Amber McCrary is a Diné poet, zinester, feminist and artist. She is Red House born for Mexican people. Originally from Shonto, Arizona and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. In the small town of Flagstaff is where she discovered her love for Punk Rock and the Do it Yourself Culture. She earned her BA from Arizona State University in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies. She received her MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry at Mills College.