Libraries Co-Sponsor Lone Star Zine Fest, 6/11
When: 1 p.m., Sunday, June 11.
Where: Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River Street, Austin, Texas.
Background: The University of Texas Libraries is co-sponsoring an event to highlight the very DIY art of ‘zines — the self-publishing practice that rose to prominence in the punk era, but that hearkens back to the golden age of the pamphleteers.
The Lone Star Zine Fest will feature over 30 zine creators, collectives, distributors, retailers, libraries and small presses for an exhibition showcasing a diverse array of independent publishing talents from Central Texas and beyond.
The Fine Arts Library at the university has been developing a ‘zine collection since 2010, an effort which received a major boost last year when artist and collector Russell Etchen donated his extensive personal collection to the library.
The exhibition runs from 1 – 4 p.m., and attendees will have the chance to meet ‘zine creators, learn about zine libraries and places you can buy zines both locally and online and learn to make mini-zines at our family-friendly ‘zine making area. Readings and performances will take place at a happy hour from about 4:30-6 p.m.
Lone Star Zine Fest is organized by a local group of ‘zine aficionados and sponsored by the Libraries, Sherwood Forest Zine Library, Town Talk Library and artist Josh Ronsen.