Be seen on the zine scene | Lit Feature | Chicago Reader

Be seen on the zine scene 

Chicago Zine Fest presents a ton of exhibitors and a heap of how-tos.

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Chicago Zine Fest

Chicago Zine Fest

Mend My Dress Press

Who says print is dead? Taking place over two days in three locations, Chicago Zine Fest provides a chance for independent publishers to showcase their work and for writers and artists to swap ideas. Highlights follow; a full schedule is at

Zine Fest kicks off with a discussion about writing, health, and disability with Kerri Radley, Maranda Elizabeth, and Dave Roche (Fri 3/8, 1 PM, Conaway Center, Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash). It's followed by a Youth Reading (6 PM) and an Exhibitor Reading (7 PM) at 826 CHI (1331 N. Milwaukee) and, at Quimby's (1854 W. North), a game show called Zine, Lose, or Draw!, hosted by Chicago Alternative Comics Expo organizer Neil Brideau (9:30 PM).

Saturday's centerpiece is the Zine Exhibition, where in addition to tables by more than 200 zinesters (11 AM-6 PM, Conaway Center) there'll be workshops and panels. These last range from the prosaic—how to tour your zine (noon), how to anthologize it (4:30 PM)—to the big picture, with foci like "diversity and inclusion in the arts" (1 PM).

Correction: An event listing that was inserted in error has been removed from this piece.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Related Locations


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Hannah Lorenz

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
April 30
Galleries & Museums
May 07

Popular Stories