Creative Dialogue: LibraryTalk
Flash in Time: Discussing D.C. Punk Fanzines
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
*FREE, no tickets required
As part of The Clarice's Creative Dialogues series, Flash In Time: Discussing D.C. Punk Fanzines brings together participants in the underground fanzine culture that has been an important part of Washington, D.C.’s punk scene since the 1970s.
Panelists include fanzine creators from throughout the timeline of D.C. punk zines: Scott Crawford ( Metrozine fanzine, 1980s), Patrick Foster ( Sweet Portable You fanzine,1980s-2000s), Amanda Huron (Brickthrower fanzine,1990s) and Farrah Skeiky (Strawberry Dreams fanzine, 2010s). Panelists will discuss why and how they created their fanzines, as well as provide insight into how their experiences with fanzines have impacted their other creative pursuits and careers.
Following a 60-75 minute panel discussion and Q&A session, filmmaker James Schneider will screen several short features culled from footage shot for his forthcoming D.C. punk documentary, “Punk The Capital.” This event is inspired by Special Collection in Performing Arts’ (SCPA) D.C. Punk and Indie Fanzine Collection. SCPA intends to have several examples from the collection on display at the event, as well as posters and other materials that describe and illustrate the history of D.C. punk fanzines.
Visit the Flash in Time tumblr for more information and images from the collection!