Zine Fest Returns for Library’s 10 Years in the Making Celebration

Our nationally celebrated Zine Fest returns for its seventh year on Saturday, May 25, 2024!

What is a zine? Zines are self-published books, magazines, and pamphlets made by anyone about anything. Most older zines embody a photocopier aesthetic, often using typewritten or hand lettered text. Zines can contain short stories, nonfiction prose, poetry, artwork, or anything an author or artist wants to communicate in print. 

First held in 2014 to celebrate the debut of the 4th Floor’s Zine Library, the Zine Fest has brought in guest authors and visitors from around the country. The seventh year proves to be no different; featuring over 30 authors, local artists, hands-on workshops, art gallery in partnership with Stoveworks,and some very special guests! 

A keynote presentation will take place at 2 pm, featuring special guests Marissa Paternoster, of the rock band Screaming Females, and Joe Steinhardt, of Don Giovanni Records. Paternoster and Steinhardt will talk about and read from their debut graphic novel zine, Merriment.

Scroll down for the full Zine Fest 7 Schedule!

There will also be an afterparty open to everyone at local restaurant and bar Sluggo’s starting at 6 pm,  Saturday, May 25. The party will feature music by Marissa Paternoster and Joe Steinhardt with karaoke to follow! 

Special thanks to Marissa Paternoster, Joe Steinhardt, Ali Burns, Lily Dixon, Julia Morgan Scott, Mads Ledbetter, Caroline Gikas, Anthony Roman, Sarah Lewis, Ashley Leckwold, Jordan Murphy, Will Sutton, Reverend Tom Foote, 309 Punk Project, and Stoveworks.

Click here for a PDF of the schedule below.

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