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[[File:Iris250.jpg|frame|right|Iris Berry. Photo by Don Spiro]]
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An '''amateur press association''' ('''APA''') is a group of people who produce individual pages or magazines that are sent to a Central Mailer for collation and distribution to all members of the group.
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'''Iris Berry''' is a musician, writer, poet, Los Angeles pop culture historian and actress. One of the true and original progenitors of the L.A. punk scene. A native Angelino, her lifetime spent in the City of Angels has resulted in over two decades worth of astonishing literary contributions. Berry’s writing has been widely anthologized. In ''The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry'' she appears along side the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Internationally known, her wit and often dark, factual accuracy and empathy for her subjects has brought critical acclaim as well as a huge fan base. Berry is the Author of several books including “Two Blocks East Of Vine,” and “The Underground Guide To Los Angeles,” co-authored with writing partner Pleasant Gehman.
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APAs were a way for widely distributed groups of people to discuss a common interest together in a single forum before the advent of electronic bulletin boards or the Internet. Many were founded in the 1930s and later by fans of science fiction, comics, music, cinema and other topics as a way to develop writing, design and illustration skills. Many professional journalists, creative writers and artists practised in APAs and some still participate.  To some extent APAs have now been supplanted by internet chat groups and email mailing lists.
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Berry writes her experiences with wit, grace and deadly precision. Her lullaby-and-bedtime-story voice is like a haunting tour of Los Angeles that lingers like one of the city’s famous unsolved murders. Her writing is gritty and scarred, but loaded with details, and an ironic, wry sense of humor. Whether she is paying tribute to a deceased cat, describing the suicidal tendencies of a gangster ex-boyfriend, or matter-of-factly chronicling a string of heroine overdoses, there is always a connecting thread – survivors wisdom and a sense of universal hope. Telling stories of Hollywood as it is and was, with a nonchalance that’s fragile, intelligent and tough all at once. And she doesn’t hide the sometimes unpleasant scenarios beneath flowery language.
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A Central Mailer (CM) (sometimes called a ''Distribution Manager'' or ''Official Editor'') is the coordinator of an APA. The heart of the role is the distribution of the association's publication to its members. The CM manages the subscription lists and the deadlines to which the association works. The CM is usually responsible for chasing members to ensure maximum participation although some APAs simply accumulate contributions between deadlines and mail out whatever is available at the mailing deadline.
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