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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Local Teens' Works Appear in National Publication

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In January 2018, the library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) came out with its inaugural issue of its zine, WaxPrint. Seeing the value in their work, library staff shared the cover online. From that post the group received an invitation from the San Francisco-based organization Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, to contribute to its inter-generational zine, The Issue.

The focus of the edition was place, what it is or was like as an individual to live in a place as a part of a community or alone. Working with library staff, two members of the Teen Advisory Board contributed to the zine directly. One teen wrote about Last Fridays, and another wrote about relationships within her community. The TAB also hosted a writing contest over the summer on the subject of fitting in or not fitting into this community. The works created by the winners of that contest were also published. 

Additionally, local musician Robinson Lee Earle submitted a story about First Nations rock 'n roll pioneer, Link Wray (Shawnee), from Dunn, NC. And, Crystal “Red Bear” Keck of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation in Mebane put together a collection of different interviews from First Nations peoples in and around the Orange County area.

A digital copy of The Issue can be found here:

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