The Perzine is Political: Jenna Freedman Talks Perzines

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032


Join us for a special edition of Lo'Mas Lit: "The Perzine is Political" with Jenna Freedman, founder and director of the Barnard Zine Library, as she discusses perzines (personal zines) and their possibilities.  This even will be moderated by Veronica Liu, founder of Word Up and zinester. 

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Jenna Freedman is a zine librarian and a librarian who makes zines. Her latest zine, made for the Prison Industrial Complex Abolitionist Propaganda and Zine Fair, is Jury Duty for Abolitionists.

Veronica Santiago Liu is the founder and general coordinator of the collective that operates Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria and serves as the executive director for Seven Stories Institute. Prior/concurrent to that, she was managing editor then senior editor for more than a decade at Seven Stories Press, where she currently contributes as an editor at large. Veronica cut her teeth in bookselling 19 years ago as book buyer’s assistant and website producer at Kim’s Video and Music, and in publishing 17 years ago as the co-founder of Fractious Press. Raised in Toronto, Veronica is an 19-year resident of Washington Heights.


About Lo'Mas Lit: 

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is a reading group, a book club, a discussion zone, quarantine-era hangout time for youth ages 13–20. Started in Summer 2020, this book club has brought together teens from across the Uptown Manhattan neighborhood and across the country.



Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is presented collaboratively by Word Up Community Bookshop and co-curator Angie Cruz, as part of the Uptown Kid Lit program. Uptown Kid Lit is organized by Word Up Community Bookshop and is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.