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Call for Support: Anchorless Archive Zinemobile

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HALIFAX –  Mobile txts are not an uncommon form of communication these days as people pull their smart phone devices out of their pockets to answer a SMS or BBM. But libraries have also used “mobile communication” through book mobiles; mobiles often outreach to geographically and socially segregated communities.

Likewise,  the Roberts Street Social Centre‘s, Anchor Archive Zine Library is putting a concept back in context with their Zinemobile. A roving urban zine cart that will be put into urban action for the Centre and Library’s fundraising initiative taking place from May 7 – 14, 2011. The Zinemobile will be pushed or pulled around Halifax, NS to promote and distribute zines.

To contribute to the Anchorless Archive Zinemobille, the Zine Library is requesting donations of up to 6 copies of your zine to sell from the Zinemobile, with all funds going toward the operation of the Anchor Archive Zine Library and Roberts Street Social Centre. Submissions will be accepted until May 6th, 2011 and must be sent through the mail only, to :

Anchorless Archive Zinemobile
5684 Roberts Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1J6

Zines are often written in a variety of formats, from computer-printed text to comics to handwritten text. Print remains the most popular zine format, usually photo-copied with a small circulation. Topics covered are broad, including fan-fiction, politics, art and design, ephemera, personal journals, social theory, single topic obsession, or sexual content far enough outside of the mainstream to be prohibitive of inclusion in more traditional media.

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Photo from Robert Street Social Centre.