Life’s been weird, let’s make zines: The Sojourner Truth Library Zine-a-Thon Returns

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.

Want to get involved? All you need to do is sign up here.



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

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.