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CLASS: Zine Making Workshop (March 11)

A colorful collection of zines.

FREE Zine Making Workshop presented by Crustacean Zine Library and the Oh Shit! What Now? Collective.

Zines are independently-produced, small-press publications created in the spirit of DIY and resistance to mass-market culture. There is a rich history of these publications, and many people find them to be a safe space to share experiences, information, and enthusiasm on a wide range of topics. Unlike blogs and social media, zines can be produced largely anonymously and the zine culture is geared towards semi-ephemereality.

Join us as we discuss history, techniques, and tips of zine making. Some supplies will be provided, but please do bring your favorite zines to show and tell, as well as art supplies, old magazines (for cutting), and an idea of what you’d like to create so we can use our time together to workshop our ideas and get started!

As a producer of zines, and participant in zine culture since the ’80’s, Lainie (the oyster) now curates the Crustacean Zine Library. Her collection of zines and other small press publications spans almost a century, and her experience with copy/paste and digital publishing spans decades.

We strive to make all Oh Shit! What Now? events a space free of oppression, so please leave your bullshit at home. For more information on our group, our safer spaces policy and our rules, please see our FAQ.

Class details

  • What? Learn the history of zines and then get hands-on with our zine-maker, Lainie.
  • When? Saturday, March 11, 2017 – 11 AM-2 PM
  • Where? Little Walnut Creek Library – 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758
  • Why? Zines are underground and independent from government and corporate control.
  • FREE.
  • Little Walnut Creek Library is wheelchair accessible and close to major bus lines.
  • Contact: crustaceanzinelibrary@gmail.com

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