Jacksonville Public Library presented: The **Unofficial** Rookie Mag Reader Meetup! Thanks to everyone that came out! From the ROOKIE blog:
“This winter break the Jacksonville Public Library and volunteers from Girls Rock Jacksonville graciously hosted an [Unofficial] Rookie Reader Meetup!
There we made our own flower crowns; wrangled a vintage button maker into making a bazillion buttons; wrote a Christmas card to Marissa Alexander; listened as local teen writers shared their original poetry and fiction; scarfed down dozens of donuts, and pored over zines supplied by the JPL Zine Collection!
Thanks to all who attended and helped make this happen. And special thanks to Ashley Earles-Bennett for taking such lovely photos.
This unofficial reader meetup, organized by the dazzling Suzy X., is a bike pump to the heart. If you have your own reader meetup, tag it with #RookieIRL and let us know so we can share info beforehand and pictures after the fact!”