Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Celebrate International Zine Month With Us July 16th

In 2009, July was declared International Zine Month by frequent zine maker and author Alex Wrekk. In honour of International Zine Month 2014, the OCAD Zine Library is also partnering with the Toronto Zine Library and Broken Pencil magazine to host an event where attendees can immerse themselves in zines on many levels.

Starting at 5pm on Wednesday, July 16th, attendees can come to OCAD University's Learning Zone to hang out, read zines, make zines, collage, make buttons, write letters and listen to readings by zine makers.

There will be a comfortable zine reading area where visitors can look at the over 2,000 zines in OCAD Zine Library's collection. A large maker station will be set up with zine making, collaging and letter writing supplies where attendees are welcome to create whatever they want. Visitors are also invited to either bring images or use the available materials to make their own buttons with a button maker we'll have on site. Buttons are 4 for $1, but you can have your first button for free! Zine readers will be announced shortly, so check back here, or at our Facebook event, for more information.

Finding the Learning Zone: We're located at 113 McCaul, though you can also access the building (a bit closer to the entrance to the Learning Zone) at 122 St. Patrick Street. We are the large glassed in room on the main floor near the Grange Food Court. There is a passkey lock on the door to the Learning Zone, so please knock to gain access.