Chicago Art Book Fair 2018
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Chicago Art Book Fair 2018

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The Chicago Art Book Fair began last year as an experiment in showcasing emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair featured an international group of 125 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers, with satellite programming and after parties. To our delight, our first effort made a splash with over 6,000 guests in attendance. In 2018, we look forward to bringing even more of Chicago's people together with another fantastic roster of artist vendors. The Chicago Art Book Fair will once again convene at the historic Chicago Athletic Association, and shall remain free and open to the public.

Visit the 2017 Chicago Art Book Fair website.

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Embrujadas
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Embrujadas

#WOMXNFRONTED PERFORMERS | EMPOWERMENT PANEL | SPEAKERS | SELF-CARE & HEALING ROOM | GRATITUDE ALTAR | GUERRERA PHOTO BOOTH | ART DISPLAY
ARTISANS & VENDORS

Join us on Saturday, November 3rd for Embrujadas - a #womxnfronted 'daytime' taking place from 12-4PM at The Empty Bottle. We'll share stories meant to empower, encourage and support one another while enjoying musical performances, networking, learning about the work of others through a panel featuring local chingonas, as well as featuring local artisans and vendors. We'll have a special gratitude altar (feel free to bring your own small memento for display), discuss the ancestral roots of some of the healing rituals we continue to practice today and feature 'platicas' related to self-care. The event's intention is to share embrujadas - healing practices - in support of one another, as impetus for ongoing female-fronted events and as a goal for a 2019 Embrujadas Festival.

The first 20 attendees will receive a complimentary flower for use in the rose cleansing in Olin's Healing Collective's 'Healing Room'

PERFORMANCES
Luna Blues Machine
Decima
+More to be announced

VENDORS
- OLIN'S HEALING COLLECTIVE HEALING ROOM features:
Cristina Puzio providing limpias (treatments) and leading a platica on harmonizing with roses; Taro with Tracy Fox; Reiki “Tune Ups” with Martha; and general self-care information.
- Que Mala Bruja
- Brown and Proud Press
- Elementos Jewelry
- Twenty Thou
- Ceci
- Curandera Press
-Typewritten Poetry by Melissa Castro Almandina
-Scholar Comics by La Vicko

EMPOWERMENT PANEL
- The Luna Blues Machine Maritza & Belinda Cervantes
-Edna Luna Somos Latinos Tv.
-Poet Melissa Castro Almandina
-La Vicko Alvarez ScholaR Comics
-Carolina Sanchez Carosfotos
-Radio Luzifer (Luz Magdaleno Flores y Luz Martinez Saldana)



GUERRERA PHOTO BOOTH
Display courtesy of Renato of A Flor de Piel & Communicator.

A portion of the $5 donated suggestion will be used in support of a local women's non-profit.

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Bad Wedding: Spudnik Press Cooperative Annual Benefit
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bad Wedding: Spudnik Press Cooperative Annual Benefit

Honoring Miller & Shellabarger

Featuring over 40 artworks by Amanda Williams, Elijah Berger, William J O’Brien, Kay Rosen, Faheem Majeed and more.

Host Committee:
Jennifer Ackerman
Jessica Cochran
Doug Fogelson
Scott Hunter
Kelly Kaczynski
Ryan LaFollette
Bianca Marks
Duncan MacKenzie
Aron Packer
Karen Remier

Worst Wedding Attire Competition: Every one encouraged to compete

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St. Louis Small Press Expo
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

St. Louis Small Press Expo

The St. Louis Small Press Expo (STLSPExpo) brings together books, comics, zines, litmags, poetry, and more in an annual indie publisher showcase.

The fifth annual show and sale will take place 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Central Library in downtown St. Louis.

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Collective Ground Exhibition
Sep
7
to Sep 30

Collective Ground Exhibition

Spudnik Press Cooperative is pleased to present Collective Ground, our 2018 Annual Member Exhibition. Collective Ground opens on Friday, September 7th at The Annex at Spudnik Press and will have a public reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome.

In The One and The Many: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context, art historian Grant H. Kester writes: “The workshop has emerged as a significant nexus of creative production in a wide range of collaborative and collective projects.” Inspired by the work of our own community, Collective Ground is an exhibition that highlights collaborative projects by members of Spudnik Press. This exhibition is a response to our layered and multi-generational community, comprised of creatives from different backgrounds, fields of study, and stages in their careers. It is the amalgamation of their unique perspectives and voices that allows our print shop to be a space for social, educational, and artistic exchange.

Through this exhibition, we witness work that is playful and humorous, socially conscious, or explores the boundaries of print media. The outcome is a spacious celebration of the different artistic approaches and ideas shared in our community of printmakers. This in turn, yields a transformative vision and helps craft a deeper understanding of our art practices, each other, and our surrounding communities.

We grateful to our participating artists who embarked on this project with us, and to our 140+ active members. It is their contributions that enrich our community day in and day out.

Participating collaborators include:

Julia Arredondo and JJ McLuckie
Molly Berkson and Orr Gidon
Emma Bilyeu and Dan Manion
Jennifer Burak and Dan Spielman
Elijah Burgher and Dutes Miller
Mary Clare Butler and Veronica Siehl
Jessica Christy and Spudnik Press Studio Users
Ben Garbus and Grace Makuch
Margot Harrington and Colleen Hardison
David Krzeminski and Amanda Ware
Carron Little and Spare Rib Project Contributors
Miller and Shellabarger
Yasaman Moussavi and Catherine Norcott
Yasaman Moussavi, Emily Shopp, and Junli Song

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LA Zine Fest
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

LA Zine Fest

The 2018 L.A. Zine Fest will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in the Conference Center at the Pasadena Convention Center. (It’s a smaller space than the huge exhibit halls you might be familiar with.)

The site is walking distance from Metro Gold Line’s Del Mar and Memorial Park stations. Several buses also pass by on Colorado Boulevard, which is a block north of the venue.

Street parking and paid parking is available at the convention center and on the surrounding blocks.

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Chicago Zine Fest
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Chicago Zine Fest

All events during CZF weekend are always FREE, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public! CZF 2018 will take place over two days: Friday May 18th for a panel discussion & exhibitor reading, and Saturday May 19th for our main exhibition.

Friday May 18th 2018: panel discussion & exhibitor reading. Details to come!

Saturday May 19th 2018: zine exhibition from 11 am-6 pm at Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd).

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New Zineland 2018
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

New Zineland 2018

Head to the heart of Central Square for SEEK + FIND Boston's 3rd annual, NEW ZINELAND (zine fest)!! Explore two floors featuring 60+ artists, writers and small-presses slinging their self-published works from comics to fanzines, artwork to autobiography, and everything in between. 

Grab a seat and make your own zine on either floor of the fest or check out some free programming!

Stay tuned for the schedule of FREE workshops, readings and other programming offered throughout the weekend!

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
APRIL 21st + 22nd, 12-6pm
Massasoit Elks Lodge
55 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA

FREE & Open to the public
ALL AGES! (Bar is 21+)

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Columbia College Chicago Arts Open Studio
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Columbia College Chicago Arts Open Studio

Columbia College Chicago presents an evening of creative discourse at the Arts Open Studios event held inside the BFA and MFA candidate arts facility. 

Wander the studios and engage with each of the artists as they open their studios to the public for conversation and artistic insight. Should be a good time. Refreshments will be served!

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The Latino Comics Expo
Feb
3
to Feb 4

The Latino Comics Expo

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The Latino Comics Expo is the nation’s first convention dedicated to highlighting the work of comic book creators, illustrators and others in the literary and visual arts  whose work reflects the influence and celebration of Latino culture.

Founded in 2011 by  Bay Area arts patron Ricardo Padilla and Los Angeles cartoonist Javier Hernandez, the Latino Comics Expo has been held at the Cartoon Museum of Art (San Francisco), the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San Jose State University and the Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach).

Since it’s debut show on May 7 & 8 in 2011 in San Francisco, the Expo has hosted a wide variety of creative talent from the world of comics, web comics, illustration and design, political comics, graphic novels, children’s books, filmmakers and animators. Veteran creators, newcomers, independent artists, scholars, female, male, LGBT. All have contributed to making the LCX the premiere showcase for Latino pop culture in all it’s various mediums.

In addition to our vibrant exhibit hall where attendees can meet one on one with the creators, the LCX is known for it’s wide variety of panels and workshops. Topics have included self-publishing, crowdfunding, Latina Power, individual author spotlights, historical presentations, scholarly studies, workshops for kids and more. The Expo is a place to celebrate creativity, to educate, inform and learn, and to be able to share the richness of our various Latino cultures.

http://www.latinocomicsexpo.com/index.html

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Chicago Art Book Fair
Nov
16
to Nov 19

Chicago Art Book Fair

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The first Chicago Art Book Fair (CABF) will showcase emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair will feature an international group of approximately 100 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers. The CABF will connect artists and publishers with each other and to a public audience, through programming, workshops, and of course through the temporary book market that serves as the fair's focal point and main gathering space. CABF will be free and open to the public.

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Zine Machine Durham
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Zine Machine Durham

The ZINE MACHINE: Durham Printed Matter Festival calls all zinesters, comic artists, indy book writers, and assorted DIY printed matter makers to join us in our annual occupation of the historic Durham Armory for a festival of anti-corporate, autonomous, alternative printed media!

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Richmond Zine Fest
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Richmond Zine Fest

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We’re excited to be hosted by the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library located at 101 East Franklin Street.

In addition to providing an accessible space to the various communities in the City of Richmond, the Main Branch is also home to The People’s Library of Richmond and many other exciting programs that enrich and highlight our diverse, urban, and historically and politically vibrant city.

Applications for tablers for the 11th Annual Richmond Zine Fest will open July 1st. This year the tabler notification and payment process will be handled differently. It will no longer be on a first-come-first-served basis.

On August 1st, tablers will start receiving acceptance emails. Applicants must pay within 10 days of notification. If we hear nothing from you or don’t receive payment, we will notify someone else on the waitlist and you will go to the bottom of the queue.

Keep checking our website, Facebook, and/or our twitter account for up-to-date information about what’s planned for this October and other events through the summer, including our fundraiser to raise more money for print stipends!

Richmond Zine Fest organizers prioritizes the voices and presence of zine makers who are black, POC, LGBTQ, and/or have disabilities.

For all general and media inquiries, please contact us at zine.fest@richmondzinefest.org.

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Wild Cuts Show
Jul
7
to Aug 12

Wild Cuts Show

Cutting, pasting, glitching, and bundling, the artworks in ‘Wild Cuts’ collide to produce a twisting and unstable definition of contemporary collage. Jennifer Koehler mines strangers’ Snapchat accounts (already the most collage-oriented social media platform) to create meta collages highlighting the intersection of irreverent broadcasting and juicy banality that social media facilitates. Françoise Soulé Duressé superimposes paintings and drawings on old 8mm film home movies from Haiti, Benin, and Jamaica, creating narrative video that mixes experimental sounds, constructed languages, and staged performance. The collage strategies in ‘Wild Cuts’ intersect around themes of grief and healing, slippery cultural identities, and fraught interactions with the natural world.

‘Wild Cuts’ includes 22 artists working across a variety of disciplines: Nadine Abdelrahim; Julia Arredondo; Heather Beardsley; Colby Beutel; Rachel Davis; Françoise Soulé Duressé; Kathie Foley-Meyer; Rebecca Griffith; Jennifer Koehler; Verneda Lights; Monica Martinez; Jeffly Gabriela Molina; Liz Moretti; Danielle O’Brien; Naomi Powers; Coral Pereda Serras; Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro; Anna Showers-Cruser; Eva Skye; Madeline Vaccaro; Kelly Xintaris; Leyi Yang.

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Wild Cuts Opening Reception
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Wild Cuts Opening Reception

From paper and paste to hip hop samples and glitching, collage is a long-standing strategy for exploring, exploiting, and reordering visual and sensory culture. Collage has appeared in wildly distinct forms across all the major art and culture movements of the 20th and 21st century, from surrealism to riot grrrl to net art. This exhibition is open to femme artists of all genders working across all disciplines, with a specific emphasis on video, sound, and works on paper. 

Join me at the opening reception for Wild Cuts. The show closes on August 12.
 

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Ruido Fest 2017
Jul
7
to Jul 9

Ruido Fest 2017

Chicago's Alternative Latino Music Festival returns, and we're exhibiting in the L@s Bookmakers Tent alongside Latinx Mujerx writers, zinesters, makers, and go-getters. Grab your tix now!

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New Obsessions Art Event
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

New Obsessions Art Event

LOWLVL presents:
"NEW OBSESSIONS"
A One Night Only Art Event

featuring:

SEPTIC THE OUTLAW
IG @septictheoutlaw

JULIA ARREDONDO
IG @viceversapress
www.viceversapress.com

LOW LEVEL
IG @LOWLVL
www.lowlevelgo.com

CUM MASK
IG @cum.mask
cummask.storenvy.com

BEAR215
IG @bear_2.1.5
bear215.bigcartel.com

RENATA ROJO
IG @matate___

KEVIN SPAGHETTI
IG @kevin__spaghetti

ROYCER
IG @roycer_700

OKRA WINDFREE
IG @okra_windfree

Don't miss out on DEALS DEALS DEALS!
Everything must go!
Bring your change, bring your checkbooks.

Tattooed Mom (Upstairs)
530 South St.
Philadelphia, PA

Friday June 30, 2017
7pm to Midnight

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ALA Conference *Zine Pavilion*
Jun
22
to Jun 27

ALA Conference *Zine Pavilion*

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Zines offer a unique way for libraries to expand their print connections and connect with their communities in a time when so much of our work is going digital. Handmade publications that can cover any subject, many zines represent perspectives rarely covered in other print media. Their celebration of print culture may seem anachronistic, but zines offer a range of programming opportunities for youth and adults alike. This pavilion includes Zine creators, librarians who manage zine collections and a display of topical zines which will be raffled off to a library at the close of the exhibits.

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Lone Star Zine Fest
Jun
11
1:00 PM13:00

Lone Star Zine Fest

The first ever Lone Star Zine Fest is a free event at Cheer Up Charlie's on the afternoon of Sunday, June 11th. 

We aim to provide an opportunity for the zine community to come together to show Austin what a diverse array of zine talents we have in Central Texas!

Tabling (zine sales, exhibits, workshops) will go from 1-4pm. After that, we'll have a zine reading / performance / networking-funtime-happy hour until 6ish.

http://www.lonestarzinefest.org/
lonestarzinefest@gmail.com

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Spudnik's Birthday Bash
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Spudnik's Birthday Bash

Celebrating 10 Years of Community Printmaking

Printmaking Competitions / Games & Prizes / Hands-on Studio Tours / Member Art Sale / Food & Refreshments / & More

If anyone knows how to party it’s us nerdy printmakers! No seriously, we turn ten this year and are letting our hair down. We’re throwing a party so big it takes over the entire Hubbard Street Lofts and spills out into the parking lot.

We’re proud to have accomplished so much and want our friends to celebrate with us. Join us on Saturday, June 3, 12pm – 5pm as we gift our friends, family, and neighbors a day of printmaking competitions, games & prizes, hands-on art projects, studio tours, member art sale, food & refreshments.

For our ten-year anniversary, we’ve created ten hands-on printmaking projects and friendly art-making challenges that will give you an understanding of what Spudnik Press Cooperative is all about. Learn about a variety of print processes while watching professional printers pull prints while blindfolded – both educational and highly entertaining. Then get a little inky yourself by completing in our all-ages (and experience levels) Audience Printing Dashes.

To keep you fueled for the festivities, we’ll have food on hand with meat & vegetarian options, iced coffee, cold beer, and DJ Pickled Beets (Jenny Greene and Ian Dinsmor) spinning vinyl. You’ll need your energy as you try to get a B.I.N.G.O. (ah-hem P.R.I.N.T.) by getting a screenprint tattoo, letterpressing your own birthday card, viewing our member exhibition and much more.

A suggested admission of $15 ($5 for kids/students) directly supports the Equipment Fund, a special fund set aside to help the community press maintain their rare presses and bring new tools and equipment to the shared workshop. Donate $25 and save 10% as you stock up on Spudnik merchandise and score a reusable shopping bag that you get to print yourself in the Spudnik Press studios!

We’ve made it a decade! Come celebrate with us!

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Standards Variance
May
12
to Jun 10

Standards Variance

Julia Arredondo, Stella Brown, William Camargo & Yvette Mayorga, Monica Chadha & Carlo Parente, Raul De Lara, Angela Davis Fegan, Alejandro Jimenez Flores, Alfredo Garcia, Danny Giles & Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Jaclyn Jacunski, Leo Kaplan, Morten Kvamme, Kirsten Leenaars, Ruslana Lichtzier, Fran Lightbound, Kelly Lloyd, Lora Lode, John Lusis, Jesse Malmed, Nicole Marroquin, Victoria Martinez, Gabriel Montero, Nuria Montiel, Josh Rios, Bailey Romaine, Luis Rodriguez Rosario, Edra Soto, Third Object (Ann Meisinger, Raven Falquez Munsell, Gan Uyeda), Selina Trepp, Rafael E. Vera, Lisa Vinebaum, Aaron Walker, and Latham Zearfoss.

Organized by Brandon Alvendia and Greg Ruffing.

Spring is here and the flowers will bloom as boldly as the coroplast signs announcing the hottest-of-the-hot real estate opportunities and open-houses galore. With them, the ambitions of the creative class often pave the way for the investment class to foist cranes into many a busy bike lane and impose more formulaic zombie urbanism into our storied cityscape – transforming large swaths of neighborhoods into veritable open-air shopping mall entertainment complexes, while other areas remain tragically under-resourced. Colorful histories are literally and figuratively painted over with zeal in the cold yet fashionable flat grey of 21st century corporate urban renewal.

It is in context of the ongoing resistance to a hubris-in-chief who made a name developing real estate (among other problematic ventures), an endangered national art fund, a pushback against "art-washing", and a world dividing further and further along spatial and cultural lines, that this exhibition gains a necessary urgency.

Standards Variance is a group show of speculative proposals around what is possible for urban space (empty lots, abandoned buildings, storefronts, green-space, etc.) in Chicago.

Something radical?
Something practical?
Something fantastical?

What would it look like? What would happen there? How would it function? What needs or wants might it help fulfill that perhaps aren’t currently being addressed?

Standards Variance considers what the future might hold for urban space in this new era of volatile market optimism, political turbulence, and widespread uncertainty. It seeks to open a discussion around speculation of land, resources, and real estate – typically centered on economic outcomes and future profit potential – toward a more expansive and inclusive set of concerns derived from a grassroots level. This project is not necessarily against development – but it is, in many ways, anti-developer.

The participants were invited to devise alternative forms of “speculation” that are rooted in a local right to self-determination: the latent desires, aspirations, and needs of communities. Such perspectives are often overlooked, ignored, or given lip-service in top-down, bureaucratic urban planning and “placemaking” – where real estate developers, planners, markets, and governments are not adequately accountable to residents. This unjust lack of voice becomes especially devastating in the many urban neighborhoods dealing with gentrification and displacement.

Standards Variance enlists the creative thinking of artists and non-artists alike to imagine alternative notions of urban space that are perhaps more egalitarian, useful, critical, inclusive, accessible, or progressive, while at the same potentially utopian, whimsical, anti-commercial, experimental, absurd, far-fetched, etc. The proposals needed not consider any limitations in budget, zoning, availability of space, feasibility, or the laws of physics. We recognize, embrace, and indeed hope that this would yield a wide variety of incongruent or conflicting proposals, whose differences would reflect something of the diversity of our communities as well as the different modes of commitment to them.

The centerpiece of Standards Variance is an installation of 30+ speculative proposals mounted around the gallery on custom-built displays. A rotating selection of the proposals will be visible in the storefront's large picture windows, subtly mimicking the property listing arrays often hung grid-like in realtor office windows. Supplementing these displays will be a modest library of source material available to peruse, as well as takeaway objects collected specifically for this exhibition. Opportunities will also be provided for visitors to craft their own responses and proposals into the mix. At the close of the exhibition, a digital publication, complete with essays by the organizers, will be released to document all the proposals and other content generated during the run of the show.

Exhibition continues until June 10th, 2017. Gallery open hours on Saturdays from 12-6pm.
https://www.publicaccess.biz/standards-variance/

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Chicas Bonitas Exhibit & Pachanga
Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Chicas Bonitas Exhibit & Pachanga

Chicas Bonitas is an all-female exhibition bringing together the work of 75 artists. Exhibit includes regional, national, and local youth artists and will be on display at La Retama thru April 29. Proceeds benefiting youth art camp scholarships and Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries. Join us April 29 for our closing Pachanga! #ChicasBonitasCC is curated by local Chicana Artist, Mayra Viviana Zamora, "Mira.Mayra.Art"

Mark your calendars! Closing reception will take place April 29 (9:30a-3:30p) including music, art vendors, popup shops, food trucks, fashion show, & much more!
 

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Miami Zine Fair
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Miami Zine Fair

Join EXILE for the 2017 Miami Zine Fair in partnership with University of Miami’s Special Collections and O, Miami Poetry Festival at the Lowe Art Museum. The Miami Zine Fair will feature over 150 local artists, writers, publishers, and activists gathered together on the University of Miami campus, with an educational symposium hosted by the University of Miami’s own Special Collections. Celebrate our city's dynamic print culture, and explore zines from an expanse of independent self publishers and small presses. Get to know local zinesters as you browse the fair, and enjoy live printing, performances, multilingual workshops, and events throughout the day.

It is free to attend and participate. Interested in having a table? Please sign up here! https://goo.gl/dIQTB0

Like to help out? Volunteer sign up here: https://goo.gl/3lfXWn

The 2017 Miami Zine Fair is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida

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