Workshop: Up the Zines!

Saturday, July 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.
GLBT Historical Society Archives  |  989 Market St., Lower Level  |  San Francisco

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July is International Zine Month! To celebrate, we invite you to join an interactive zine workshop led by Archives Assistant Alex Barrows at our newly opened facility on Market Street.

Zines are self-published works that are easy to make and that serve as alternatives to commercial publishing. They form invaluable sources for processing, asserting and researching sexual and gender identities. Collecting, trading and reviewing zines also fosters community. While the feminist zines of the riot grrrl movement have garnered much scholarly attention in the past several years, this workshop focuses more widely on zines as spaces for multiple gender and sexual identities.

First, we’ll hear tips of the trade from publishing experts Ocean Capwell, Nia King, Queer Anxiety Babiez and Larry-Bob Roberts. During the second part of the workshop, the archives staff will review the basics of zine-making. Workshop participants will create a one-time compilation zine to be preserved and accessible in the GLBT Historical Society Archives. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies to use and share, as well as any of their own LGBTQI-related zines they wish to donate to the archives.

Fee: $5.00; reservations required. The workshop offers a hands-on experience, so only 20 tickets are available. Grab yours now!