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Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene



Special Collections and Archives, Fourth Floor, James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284


In his new book, Richmond Independent Press: A History of the Underground Zine Scene" (The History Press, 2013), Richmond author Dale Brumfield uncovers the nearly forgotten story of Richmond’s glory days of counterculture publishing. Brumfield, who made use of many materials found in Special Collections in James Branch Cabell Library, traces the development of this publishing scene and its important magazines and newspapers, including the VCU-based Commonwealth Times, and considers the impact that these made on the city. Brumfield will give a presentation on his book, followed by a book sale and signing. Refreshments will be available.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, please call (804) 828-0593.

About the Author

Dale Brumfield is also the author of several volumes of fiction, most recently Standers (Iron Cauldron Books, 2012). He contributes to Style Weekly and The Austin Chronicle and is co-founder of ThroTTle, a Richmond-based independent magazine. He is an alumnus of VCU, where he served as a writer for The Commonwealth Times, and is currently a graduate student in the VCU MFA in Creative Writing program.


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