12:00-1:00pm Hit the Road! Touring Your Zine & Producing Events
In this workshop, seasoned road veterans Nicole J. Georges and Cassie J. Sneider will share with participants how to book & produce compelling events to promote your zine or project- both locally and afar. We will practical advice on the fundamentals of touring, including finance talk and travel tips.
2:00-3:30pm POC Zine Project presents: Lessons from the first ‘Race Riot!’ tour
A free-flowing multimedia roundtable discussion about the tour, POC zines as tools for education, archival practices, relations to other art or writing forms in our own work and more.
4:30-5:30 Anthologizing Your Zine
In this workshop/ panel discussion, the founder of and authors represented by Mend My Dress Press will talk about the process of anthologizing zines. Zinesters who have been creating for years and who have many issues of their zine may be thinking about compiling their past issues into an anthology in book format, and we’d like to talk about the process from our points of view. How do we sift through content, deciding what to (and what not to) include? what are the pros and cons of self-publishing? what are the pros and cons of working with a publisher? What kind of publishers are out there that might be interested in a zine anthology? we’ll go over these questions though our experience and also offer tips on working with designers, promoting books and working with independent bookstores.
Please note: this is not a workshop on how to work within design programs, but will focus on content and strategy.
WORKSHOP ROOM 1
12:30-1:30 Self Preservation: DIY Archiving for Zinesters
This workshop, part of the Read/Write Library\’s Self Preservation series, will cover everything from how to build your zines to last to how to store your zines so your grandchildren can read all about pop culture in the 20th century. Whether you make zines, collect them, or (most likely) both, keeping your zines safe and dry is just the beginning of an effective preservation plan.
2:00-3:30 In the gutter: a super-quick intro to writing and drawing comics
Come participate in a hands-on workshop where you will learn and practice some key basics towards writing and drawing your own comics, including storyboarding, developing a style, transitions etc. No drawing experience necessary!
4:00-4:30pm How Your Library Can Help You Make Your Zines
Besides being a comfy place to sit and draw, your library has a tonne of stuff you can use to make your own zines. Come find out how to find rockin\’ historical photographs/advertisements/recipes/manuals/stories and government document clipart in your local library. We will also talk about how to get help doing research for those times you need to dig a little deeper and how to get access to some of the great material in special collections and archives (it\’s often easier than you think!).
WORKSHOP ROOM 2
1:00-2:00pm Arts Inclusion
A discussion about diversity and inclusion in the arts, with a focus on submission-based art publications. Led by Jamie Walsh: facilitator of the art magazine “Quickest Flip”.
3:00-4:00pm From Fests to Living Rooms : Organize Your Own Zine Event!
This workshop features a panel of zine fest organizers from all around the country. Hear them talk about their experiences finding a space, marketing, publicity, and more. Looking to organize a zine fest in your own town? This is the place to come, ask questions, and learn more!
4:30-5:30pm Beyond Zine Fests – Building a Year-Long Local Zine Scene
Let’s talk about building positive, active, local zine scenes that last all year! What events and activities work where you’re from? What gets folks out and embracing zine culture throughout the year? We’ll talk about readings, zine-making events, and other good stuff. We’ll talk about what we’d like to see more of, and we’ll share tips on the cool stuff that’s already going on!
CENTER FOR BOOK AND PAPER ARTS (on the 2nd floor)
12:00-1:30pm Print Room 209: Simple Printing: for Book Covers and More
This hands-on workshop will explore a variety of simple and fun printing techniques that can be used to make covers for zines or chapbooks.
2:00-3:30 Bindery Room 211: Bookbinding 101
Rebecca Ann Rakstad of Rar Rar Press will be demonstrating a few simple folds and stitching techniques to jazz up your zines. Learn basic bookbinding in this hands-on workshop
4:00-5:30 Print Room 209: Letterpress Demo
Stop in any time between 4 and 5:30 in the letterpress print studio to try your hand at letterpressing your own Chicago Zine Fest 2013 postcard! Keep what you print with this hands-on demo featuring artwork designed by Laura Berger!