The Women’s Library,
Old Castle Street,
Programme: A hands-on introduction to zine making; Grrrly Show film screening, featuring interviews with some key women zinesters from North America; panel discussion about DIY culture and feminist publishing with Teal Triggs; exhibition of women’s zines from the 1970’s to now; zine distros and stalls; a zine reading lounge, tours of the Women’s Library zine collection.
Zine Fest is free, but as places are limited for the zine-making workshop, please email moreinfoATthewomenslibrary.ac.uk or call 0207 320 2222 if you would like to attend this session.
Zines: for when mainstream media lets us down
Feminist blogs are blooming, but many women seeking a creative outlet still turn to hand-made zines. This May, the Women’s Library in London will play host to Zine Fest!, showcasing women’s zines past and present, as well as providing scissor-and-paper classes for aspiring zinesters. Red Chidgey, who is organising this first-of-a-kind event, explains to Cazz Blase why zines still flourish and picks some of her favourites