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Second to None: Queer and Trans Chicago Voices

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Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Zine Second to None
Date: 
Spring 2014
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H. Melt curates this collection of essays (mostly originally online), documenting a critical queer, nonfiction literary voice that is strongly rooted in Chicago. Themes include the need to talk more openly about race, class, and privilege, the power of community support, and the experience of living in Chicago. Builds on the work of Chicago-based queer publications like Chicago IRL, In Our Words, and others. (Adapted from Melt's introduction to the collection.)
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English
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H. Melt

Line Assembly: A Rewritable Zine/Line/Life of Poetry

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Zine, Line Assembly: A Rewritable Zine/Line/Life of Poetry
Date: 
June 2013
Edition: 
1st Ed.
Abstract: 
A zine of poetry created by a collective that visited the Read/Write Library in 2013. It focuses on motivational and self help poetry, containing at least one poem for each letter of the alphabet.
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English
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The zine indicates that it will be posted online as a full free PDF but has not yet been posted
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Adam Atkinson

How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence

Location

Lincoln Park
Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Book, Harvey, Miles
Date: 
2013
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From back cover: "In 2011 and 2012, while more than 900 people were being murdered on the streets of Chicago, creative-writing students from DePaul University fanned out all over the city to interview people whose lives have been changed forever by the bloodshed. The result is this extraordinary and eye-opening book. Told by real people in their own words, the stories inside are at turns harrowing, heartbreaking and full of hope."
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English
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Big Shoulders Books at DePaul aims to produce one book per year that intimately connects DePaul graduate writing students with the local community, and that disseminates writing by and about Chicagoans whose voices might not otherwise be shared. Big Shoulders Books hopes to contribute to discussions of Chicago's injustice and inequality as well as its resilience and creativity. (Adapted from inside the book.)
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9781628901559
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Hungering and Thirsting for Justice: Real-Life Stories by Young Adult Catholics

Location

4848 N Clark St
60640 Chicago, IL
United States
41° 58' 13.8036" N, 87° 40' 4.4652" W
US
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Book, Louwagie, Lacey
Date: 
2012
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From the back cover: "Here are ten real-life stories by young adult Catholics trying to discover how to carry out their faith in their daily lives. You may not agree with everything they think, say, or do, but you will admire and be challenged by their passion, dedication, courage, and love for God and others." The authors focus on how their faith challenges them to seek justice in both church and society, on both macro and micro levels. Book sprang out of a blog hosted by the Chicago-based organization Call To Action.
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English
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9780879464912
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Justin Sengstock

An Irrepressible Hope: Notes From Chicago Catholics

Location

4848 N Clark St
60640 Chicago, IL
United States
41° 58' 13.8036" N, 87° 40' 4.4652" W
US
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Book, Bushey, Claire
Date: 
2012
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From the back cover: "Over the decades, Catholics in Chicago have earned a reputation for 'prayerful heterodoxy.' That means they pray deeply about their faith and feel empowered and compelled to say what they believe, while respecting and celebrating the unity and diversity that both defines and challenges them. In this slim volume of stories, essays, poems, and passionate personal pleas, more than thirty Chicago Catholics reveal their hopes for the church they love--sometimes ardently, sometimes painfully, but always faithfully....Taken together, their experiences paint a portrait of the Catholicism being lived at this moment in this unique American city." The concept behind the book, written on the eve of Francis Cardinal George's retirement, was to take "snapshots" of the local church for the benefit of the next archbishop (and whoever else might be interested).
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English
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9780879465001
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Justin Sengstock

Journal of Ordinary Thought: When We Listen

Location

1313 E 60th St
60637 Chicago, IL
United States
41° 47' 8.9556" N, 87° 35' 38.958" W
US
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Magazine, Journal of Ordinary Thought
Date: 
Winter 2013
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From introduction: "...60 writers take on the on-again, off-again affair between mind and body. They take inventory part by part, feeling by feeling, urge by irresistible urge. They address birth and death and everything in between. The struggle to resist the status quo and take ownership of how we see and think about ourselves is fought in many ways on these pages. Not unexpectedly, the writers prove once again, hilariously, mournfully, tenderly, that the personal is political." Writers for this issue come from St. Leonard's House and from the following Chicago Public Library branches: Bezazian, Budlong Woods, Richard M. Daley, Hall, King, Mabel Manning.
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English
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From page 2: "The Journal of Ordinary Thought (JOT) publishes reflections people make on their personal histories and everyday experiences....JOT strives to be a vehicle for reflection, communication, and change....The Neighborhood Writing Alliance (NWA) offers writing workshops for adults in neighborhood locations of the Chicago Public Library, community centers, and social service agencies. Participants' writings about their personal histories, everyday experiences, and reflections on their communities are published in JOT."
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15350614
Item Donor: 
RWL (as subscriber)

Boys from the Internet that have Broken My Heart

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Zine, Boys from the Internet that have Broken My Heart
Date: 
January 2012
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"I've had complicated, long relationships with boys I've met on the internet ... and until our internet relationship ended, they were the best thing in my awkward, complicated adolescence."
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English
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Date estimated from blog post on ChloeKenning.tumblr.com. Abstract from first 2 pages.
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chloekenning.com / chloekenning.tumblr.com / [email protected]

Everything is Better in Chicago

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Zine, Everything is Better in Chicago
Date: 
2012
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"The following comic was created to document my move to Chicago in 2011, a move that many people in my life thought was both impulsive and not well planned out."
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English
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Proof I Exist: "Life, Love, & Anything That Matters"

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Zine Proof I Exist
Date: 
August 2006
Issue: 
8
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A collage of memoir-type reflections, particularly musings on love and personal relationships, exaninations of religious faith and spirituality, and reflections on the death of the author's loved ones. Very much a personal zine.
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English
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