What's a zine? At its core, a zine is a folded piece of paper filled with whatever YOU want to fill it with. Perhaps you've been making them for years, perhaps you've been reading them for years, or perhaps you're just zine-curious. Come learn about the history of zines and walk away with your own mini zine! We'll provide paper, writing utensils, and stickers; you bring your creativity and an open mind. Participants will have the opportunity to make copies of their zines on library printers and submit them to the San Lorenzo Zine Collection (coming soon!).
Maira McDermott (they/them) is a Bay Area born & raised artist whose work focuses primarily on the intersections of gender and mental health. They are one of the founding organizers of Bay Area Queer Zine Fest and have been making zines for almost ten years. They are currently heading the zine department at Rock Paper Scissors Collective, a DIY arts nonprofit in Oakland, and were a longtime organizer of the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest. Maira produces and hosts a podcast called Long Arm Stapler, where they interview zinesters near and far about their work and creative processes. They also run Flood of Feelings Press, where they publish zines for queer and trans crybabies. Maira is passionate about demystifying the zine making process and making it accessible for all.
Registration is required for this program and we are unable to guarantee a spot without it. We may be able to accommodate some walk ins the day of the event if we are under capacity.
Currently, this program is scheduled to take place at the San Lorenzo Library. Masks and social distancing are required per Alameda County Library. In the event of increased virus prevention restrictions by Alameda County Public Health, this event may be moved online, and all registrants will be sent a Zoom link to participate.
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