Utah Humanities Book Festival

Time again for the Utah Humanities Council’s Book Festival running roughly from September 17 to October 31, throughout the state.  Notable September events happening in Salt Lake City are:

Sept 18 (7:00 PM), 19th (12:00 PM) Frank Bidart at The Art Barn (54 Finch Lane)       Sept 25 @ 7:00 PM Anthony Doerr at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan                                                                                                             Sept 26 @ 7:00 PM Maggie Nelson at Westminster College in the Gore Business School Auditorium (1840 South 1300 East)                                                                    and Sept 28 @ 3:00 PM Michael Homer at the Mariott Library on the University of Utah Campus in the Gould Auditorium (295 South 1500 East)

for more information about the festival and to download a pdf of the program go to: http://www.utahhumanities.org/BookFestival.htm

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Greetings from Japan!

I Really ZIne-k So

If you’re following us on Facebook (and you really, really should be–just search for “Alt Press”), then you’ve glimpsed the inter-cultural amazingness currently displayed on Level 2 at the Main Library.

We’re talking about zines from Japan!

In a first-ever international outreach experiment, we shipped off some of our precious zine collection (via good old snail mail) to Kanda University of International Studies, about an hour east of Tokyo, Japan.

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The City Library at Brewvies: Kick-Ass

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Monday, June 10, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a cool “B” while watching Kick-Ass kick “A.” Don your mask, slip into some spandex, and grab a baton or two on your way to a free screening of Kick-Ass in the first installment of The City Library at Brewvies. Lucky superheroes will win prizes, including copies of the Kick-Ass graphic novel written by Mark Millar and illustrated by John Romita, Jr.

About Kick-Ass (from imdb.com) Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Location: Brewvies, 677 South 200 West

Contact Information: (801) 524-8200

Alt Press Fest 2013 Call for Entries!

Alt Press Fest 2013Calling all zine producers, printmakers, book artists, and DIYers of all stripes!

We are back! And this year we’ll have some awesome special guests….

So claim your spot at the Alt Press Fest (Sat, July 13, Main Library)! If you want to show off your wares or conduct a workshop, contact Brooke Young (byoung@slcpl.org) no later than Monday, April 22.

Valentine’s Mini-Comic Zine Workshop Pics

If you are an Instagram user (and really who isn’t these days amirite?) check out these great pics from last night’s Valentine’s Mini-Comic zine workshop courtesy of zinester/alt-girl bonniekayevargacooper.

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Or click here and look for February 2013.

If you like what you see (and live in the SLC area) we urge you to come on out to one of our workshops.  They are super fun.  Or maybe look out for or start Zine Workshops in your community.

Get Up, Get Out & Go Vote!

Tomorrow will be the most important day in your life!  It’s the day you help decide who will be defeated in this year’s most epic battle!  It reminds me of The Incredible Hulk #340 when Wolverine gutted the Hulk in one of the greatest comic superhero fights of all time.  Like the Hulk, will the United States healing factor kick in just in time to continue the fight?  “HULK SMASH!”  Or like Hulk in part 8 of Old Man Logan, will the United States fall to the ground holding it’s guts in it’s hands after swallowing Wolverine only to have him rip the Hulk open from the inside with his adamantium claws?!?!  Only you can decide!
*Disclaimer: Wolverine did not ruin our economy or cause the economic / social inequality between the 1 and 99%.  But the Bush administration did help gut the United States like Wolverine gutted the Hulk…so you get the idea.
For voting locations and other important voting info click here.
-Strange