Twin Cities Zine Fest 2017
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Twin Cities Zine Fest 2017

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Shift MN will be tabling at the 2017 Twin Cities Zine Fest! We will be handing out free copies of our zines, which cover a range of topics such as smoking cessation, cooking and food, summer survival, and more. Make sure to RSVP on Facebook!

The 13th annual Twin Cities Zine Fest will take place place Saturday September 30th from 11 am-5 pm at the Minnesota Center For Book Arts (1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis). TCZF 2017 will be the largest in the event’s history, with more than 90 zinesters exhibiting their publications. 

Workshop schedule: 
• 12:00 to 1:00 A Brief History of Comics: Guy Thomas presents a history of comics, from historical proto-sequential art to the modern day. Come learn about and discuss all things comic!
• 1:30 to 2:30 Doodle Jam!: Logan Kruidenier hosts a one-hour doodle jam! This workshop includes exercises that spotlight quick and easy processes to unblock your brain and create all kinds of art.
• 3:00 to 4:00 Mini Zine Storage Boxes: Carolyn Swiszcz teaches you how to make a slipcover box for your zines! Using found or recycled materials, you'll walk away with a cool way to display your zines.
• Throughout the day Monica Edwards Larson will be demonstrating letterpress printing on the Sister Black (Bike) Press, a mobile printing and publishing studio.

The Twin Cities Zine Fest is a volunteer-run event working to sustainably support self-publishing and the DIY ethic in our communities.

TCZF 2017 artwork was created by Minneapolis artist and zinester Chan Chau.

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Twin Cities Zine Fest 2017 Kickoff Reading
Sep
26
10:30 PM22:30

Twin Cities Zine Fest 2017 Kickoff Reading

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Please join us for the Twin Cities Zine Fest 2017 Kickoff Reading at the Minnesota Center For Book Arts.

This year's lineup includes:

-Heather C. Lou--heather c. lou, m.ed. (she/her/hers) is an angry gemini earth dragon, multiracial, asian, queer, cisgender, womxn of color artist based in minneapolis, minnesota. her mixed media pieces include watercolor, acrylic, gold paint pen, oil pastel, radical love, & hope. each piece comments on the intersections of her racial, gender, and sexual identities, as they continue to shift and develop in complexity each day. her art is a form of healing, transformation, and liberation, rooted in womxnism and gender equity through a racialized borderland lens.

-Carolyn Swiszcz--Carolyn Swiszcz makes paintings, zines, and videos. She lives in West St Paul, MN. 

-Christi Furnas--Christi Furnas lives, breathes, and draws in Minneapolis. Her comic, Crazy Like a Fox approaches the subject of mental health with characters such as Fox, Jellyfish-Boss Lady, and Doctor Sock Puppet.

-Ysa Johnson and Kayla Baribeau--Kayla and Ysa are two young creatives from Minneapolis specializing in Fine Art, and dabbling in other expressions, this zine a diary of sorts that brings humor and realness, centering and normalizing the lives of young black women/femmes, but specifically about us. 

-Archie Bongiovanni--Archie Anna Bongiovanni is a cartoonist, zine-kid, and sexual health educator-sometimes all at the same time. They make work about queerness, sex, emotions, and all the ways those things intersect.  

This event is free and open to the public.

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