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Chicago Zine Fest
May 18 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
CHIPRC is proud to be a sponsor of CZF 2018! The fest kicks off Friday, May 18th, with a panel discussion & exhibitor reading
6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan Road in Uptown
On Speaking Terms: Zines, Librarians and Communities, sponsored by the University of Chicago Library. This panel discussion features local zinester and Chicago Public Library employee Oscar Arriola, Doro of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s zine collection, and Milo from Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP), and will be moderated by the University of Chicago’s zine archivist, Sarah G. Wenzel. The panelists will discuss how librarians and archivists acquire zines and why, how they shape their collections, the decisions they make every day, and ways that they share zines on ordinary days and through special events. A Q&A will follow.
Immediately following the panel discussion, our Friday night event continues at 8pm with our annual Exhibitor Readings. Zine creators exhibiting at this year’s festival will share stories and comics as entertaining as they are moving. Our readers for this year are Zach Auburn, Shira Mario, Megan M. Metzger, Ariel Chan, Marian Runk, Katie Armentrout, and Cathy Hannah.
Then check back in for the main event on Saturday May 19th!