What is a zine? Zines are small, DIY booklets (short for magazine or fanzine) that can mix art, poems, writing, and collage. Zines are often used as a social justice publishing format for writers and artists to advocate for issues that matter to them, but they can also share personal stories, family histories, funny comics, or more. We'll provide plenty of zines to look at for inspiration and all the supplies you need: staplers, drawing supplies, paper, adhesives, scissors, discarded book scraps, photo printers, and free photocopying! You can fill your zine with art, writing, collages, stickers, or anything else you want.
You will leave with at least one completed zine, as well as handouts and templates to make more, but you can also help create a little zine library in the Teen Room! With permission, we'll make copies of your zine to make available in the Teen Room for others to discover and be inspired by.
Cynthia E. Hanifin (she/her) is a zinemaker, writer, and teaching artist who has led creative workshops all over the country. She is the producer of Zine Club Chicago and the Assistant Manager + Community Events Coordinator at Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago.
This program is presented as part of the library’s One Book, Everyone Reads community reading program. Learn more about the series and this year’s selected book, Now is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson, here.
Make sure to join us for our signature author event, a conversation between Kevin Wilson and Alison Cuddy, on Thursday, May 11 at 7pm. Register here.
One Book, Everyone Reads is funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.