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Events Thu Apr 25 2013

Its Time to Celebrate as SPOC Turns One!

Self Publishers of Chicago (SPOC) celebrates their one year anniversary on Friday April 26 at Uncharted Books, located at 2630 N. Milwaukee Ave. SPOC is a community organization sponsoring workshops and skill shares for writers, zinesters, and artists.

Founder Nicki Yowell will deliver the he State of SPOC Address and do some first year reflecting. In its first year, SPOC released publications including Fire Dogs, Ghostly Stories (their Halloween issue) and a collage zine. SPOC1Year.jpg

The evening kicks off at 7pm with a performance lineup that's as kooky as they come and worth nothing in full:

-Eric Bartholomew of Junk Drawer will regale the audience with an interactive survey of junk items the world over.

-Jonas Cannon will read his not-so-haunted tale from SPOC's second zine "Ghostly Stories."

-Meghan McGrath will bring back the glory of Fire Dogs, SPOC's first zine, with a fire dog career booth and performance.

-Grant Reynolds has a brand new SPOC theme song accompanied by a resplendent slideshow.

-Elizabeth Tieri of the Back to Print Publishing reads her poem from "Ghostly Stories" (about a black light poster).

-Jen Twigg clues the crowd in on the finer points of running Chicago Zine Fest .

The event is free and there will be cake and punch, too.

RSVP for the event on Facebook.

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