Saturday, Oct 02, 2021 10:00a -
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Art, Festivals & Fairs, LGBT, Social Good
Join us for WFPL ZINE FEST—a day-long celebration of zine culture and DIY publishing. Whether you are a prolific zinester, or just want to learn what zines are and why they matter, we invite you to browse the marketplace, attend talks, and check out the Library's brand-new circulating zine collection.
Check out the festival schedule and RSVP on our Zine Fest page, watertownlib.org/zinefest
"But what’s a zine?" you ask...Well, zines are easier to describe than define. They’re “do it yourself,” handmade magazines that come in all different shapes, sizes, and formats. A favorite medium of punks, the Riot Grrrl movement, and superfan sub-cultures, zines have flourished in various forms for decades. Today, they continue to provide a powerful platform for underrepresented perspectives and voices.
Zine fest is open to all ages. You do not have to be a zinester to attend and learn more about zines! Watertown Free Public Library is accessible by MBTA public transit.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
ZINE MARKETPLACE - free and open to all!
Saturday, 10/2 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Browse, barter, or buy wares by 30 zinesters from near and far. This is a great place to meet fellow artists or learn what zines are all about.
ZINE-MAKING HIVE - free and open to all!
Saturday, 10/2 | 10 AM – 4 PM
We’ll give you supplies and prompts to get you started making your own zine. All ages are welcome!
ZINE TALKS - free, RSVP required at watertownlib.org/zinefest
Saturday, 10/2 | 10:30 AM – 3 PM
10:30 AM | Mary Barba: Healing in the Zine Community
11:45 AM | Celene Chen: My Identity, My Zines
2 PM | Qadir Shabazz: Contemporary Arts & Lit & Zines
2 PM | Seth Deitch and Friends: Independent Publishing in Boston