Pulp-a-thon

May 4, 2009 at 2:13 am 1 comment

This has to be one of the funnest lesbian literary events, and for a good cause too.

The Lesbian Herstory Archives, located in Brooklyn, NY, USA, is having a Pulp-A-Thon fundraiser as part of their 35-year anniversary celebrations.

PULP-A-THON FUNDRAISER

Saturday, May 30th, from 9am to midnight.
at The Archives: 484 14th Street, between Prospect Park West and 8th Avenue.
Refreshments will be provided.

How can you get involved?:
Come and read or listen to other people read. Contributions are encouraged but optional.
Come and read, and get your families, friends, and colleagues to sponsor you. Sponsorships can be per page, per hour or a donation for the whole reading. Call the Archives at (718) 768-DYKE or email lhapulpathon@yahoo.com for sponsor forms.

How to donate:
– Get people to sponsor you and have them go to this link: http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org/donorform.html. (Be sure to mention “pulp-a-thon 2009” on the secure payment form in the “fax number” tab).
– Get people to sponsor you and bring the money to the pulp-a-thon.
– Get people to sponsor you and have them call (718) 768-DYKE to make a contribution via credit card.
– Get people to sponsor you and have them mail a check to LHA at P.O. Box 1258, New York, NY 10016. Mention pulp-a-thon on the check.
– Contribute at the door.
– Contribute online, via credit card or via mail, as outlined above.

Pulp novels reached their peak in the 50s and 60s and are what writer/Archives co-founder Joan Nestle calls “survival literature.” As the late Jaye Zimet said in her book Strange Sisters, “before the sexual revolution of the 1960s, these books offered a thrilling peek into an erotic underworld of deviant passions and scandalous couplings.” So come, listen, read out loud and discover these novels once considered taboo.

Any questions please call the Archives at 718-768-3953 or email lhapulpathon@yahoo.com.

http://www.lesbianherstoryarchives.org/calendarspec.html#event1

The readings will be a hoot.

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  • 1. Pulp-a-thon « Linear as bent - attopbusiness  |  May 4, 2009 at 3:01 am

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