The Sojourner Truth Library is bringing back one of its most popular traditions and keeping a DIY art form alive with the fall 2021 Zine-a-Thon, a celebration of short, self-published print work of all kinds.
The program begins right before Halloween, running from Wednesday, Oct. 27, to Saturday, Oct. 30.
The Zine-a-Thon is open to all students, whether you’re a first-time zine-maker who is looking for materials and support to bring your idea to life, or an experienced creator interested in getting involved with a community of zine-lovers at New Paltz.
Zine-a-Thon starts with a tutorial workshop on Oct. 27 at 4 p.m., where you can get some supplies and tips for creating your own, original zine. If you prefer to design digitally, feel free to bring a laptop or use a computer on the Main Floor of the Library.
Students will have three days to work on their vision and return it to the Library by Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.
Everyone who turns in their finished product can get up to 20 copies of their zine to keep or share. You can also share with other creators by participating in a zine swap, getting 10 copies of your own zine and 10 randomly selected zines from fellow makers.
Have questions? Contact Madeline Veitch, collection development librarian and zine librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, if you’re interested in learning more about zines and zine culture, the New Paltz Zine Library on Instagram (@npzines) is a great place to start.