Zines are not books, they are not magazines and they are not newsletters. They may be drawn, written painted, printed or typeset, and are part of a creative, self-published movement that is difficult to define.
We are lucky that one of the world’s largest zine collection can be found at the Main Library in Salt Lake City. Our library is home to more than 6,000 zines.
In celebration of zining, letterpressing, lino printing and book binding, the Main Library will hold the Alternative Press Festival on July 9th from 1:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. The event will include workshops like photography, screen printing and installation art. Entertainment will include belly dance, aerial art, film and music, including Birthquake. And most importantly the event will feature local print makers, including some of my favorites – the Potters, Nic-Annette Miller, Claire Taylor and Travis Bone.
Try not to miss this awesome celebration of alternative press! Last year’s event was not well-publicized so consider this your heads up.
RSVP on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=121432937925373