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Would you like to send me some mail? You can write to me at my post office box:

Po Box 1879
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Australia.

I love opening the little black post office box door and seeing letters waiting inside, so if you’re trying to decide whether you will or not – go on. I’ve had this post office box ever since 1996! It’s the longest I’ve lived anywhere. It was once accessed by the path pictured above, but currently the park is blocked off and being transformed somehow.

My email address is:
vanessaberryworld(at)gmail.com

If you are interested in trading zines, I like to trade but please write to me first.

Distros and shops that stock my zines: Take Care

Mend My Dress

Sticky

Smells Like Zines

Urchin Books, 238 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville. (Sydney).

Format

Below are some links to interviews, stories, and things about me:

Laura Appleyard on Flickr.

This is my flickr site.

Twitter

Koles Foto Shop

A story I wrote about my favourite shop in Ashfield, from Ordinary Magazine.

All the Best

Saturday mornings on Fbi 94.5fm you can hear me reading my stories as a part of All the Best. Some have been podcasted at the All the Best site.

Local Consumption Publications

Local Consumption published my book, Strawberry Hills Forever.

Zine Wiki

A page about my work on Zine Wiki. Includes a photo taken from the second most stressful photo shoot of my life. (The first was the one for Mx where the man suggested I take off my clothes. I got angry.) This one I was just coaxed into wacky poses.

We Make Zines

My page on We Make Zines.

SMH Article with picture of me in my room.

Yes, yes, I know, I have a lot of stuff in there. I am an op shop expert in this article. Or as they say “hand me down huntress”!

Interview on The Book Show

You can download the interview from Radio National’s Book Show here. Possibly my favourite interview.

Interview on Grrrl Zines

An old interview (from 2002!). See if I have changed.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. gavgams permalink
    April 11, 2011 12:51 am

    Hi again Vanessa,
    I could get lost in your fine zine world
    I’ve had a little peeky boo around your web and links.. fantastic stuff
    I’ve got Uddich Schmuddich on vinyl and was one of the few people who didn’t boo the clowns when they played at La Trobe Uni lunchtime.
    you’d have to like Gerald Murnane?
    I am the Camera , Dunedin one, looks very much like the cover to Hail by “the Fitz” which fits, I suppose.
    I like Beckett’s Malone Dies prose stuff and I’m reading Alain de Bouttain’s book on how “Proust Can Change YOur Life” hwich is a gem and I’m sure you’d enjoy.
    CU

  2. Simon permalink
    July 31, 2011 2:09 pm

    so lovely to have you at my party- glad you came! Thanks especially for all your zines- have been delighting in them all morning-especially love the crocoldile one.

    hope to see you soon

    s

    • Vanessa Berry permalink*
      July 31, 2011 2:39 pm

      It was a great pleasure and lovely to see you! I’m happy you’re enjoying the zines – the crocodile one is one of my favourites but has perhaps the most unpopular cover of any zine I’ve ever made…the matchbox is from the big jar of matchboxes I buy at the end of the story. Yes, hope to see you soon too x V.

  3. lisa pineapple permalink
    February 3, 2012 11:15 am

    I have to say, that one of the funniest things I’ve ever read was ‘Laughter and the Sound of Teacups’. I vaguely recall a story about you visiting a doll and bear show?

    I gave away my zine collection at a garage sale in 2002 and every now and then experience a pang of regret when I fondly recall your zine.

    • Vanessa Berry permalink*
      February 3, 2012 1:38 pm

      I too vaguely remember a story about visiting a doll and bear show! I stopped making Laughter and the Sound of Teacups in 2002, it seems both a long time ago and just the other day. I’m happy to hear you found latsot funny – I hope whoever you gave them away to at the garage sale has looked after them. A couple of latsots were published in my book Strawberry Hills Forever, but the rest are of the past.

  4. May 3, 2012 4:09 pm

    Hi Vanessa, It’s Mel from Pivetes zine here. My friend sent me the link to the record stores post and I thought, wow, I remember a vanessa… I see you still have the old PO Box. ! I still have my psychobabbles!

    • Vanessa Berry permalink*
      May 3, 2012 6:55 pm

      Hi Mel, I still have my copies of Pivetes too! It’s good to hear from you after such a long time – yes I still have the same po box – I have had it for so long I could never say goodbye to po box 1879! It’s the longest I’ve lived anywhere.

  5. Leanne G permalink
    October 12, 2012 5:11 pm

    Hi Vanessa,

    I was very interested to hear that you sometime use a typewriter to write. Do you know of any other Sydney writers that do the same?
    We would love to interview for a television news story. Let me know of your email and i’ll give you some more details, or feel free to send me an email.

    Kind regards

  6. December 20, 2012 10:04 pm

    Hi Vanessa, Thank you for the story about Koles Foto. Amazing story indeed. I have a very strong connection to it. I walk pass the shop very often and always wanted to go in. There were many disappointment because it was always closed. Now many questions that I had have been answered.
    Thank you

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