Omaha Zine Fest 2017!
Mar
11
11:00am11:00am

Omaha Zine Fest 2017!

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Come celebrate more than 75 zine creators from the Midwest and beyond.

Omaha Zine Fest is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. There will be workshops, tutorials and more throughout the duration of this event. 

If you are unfamiliar with zines, a zine (an abbreviation of fanzine or magazine) is most commonly self-published work, traditionally photocopied. Zines can cover just about anything, often including politics, social theory, literature, art and design. But the possibilities are limitless. Some zines can be just about cats, dogs and dreams you’ve had. Omaha Zine Fest strives to present publications that cover a variety of subject matters and perspectives.

OZF is a safer space. Please review our policy at http://www.omahazinefest.org/safe-space/.

Here is our workshop schedule for the day!

Workshop Schedule - All Workshops Held Downstairs in The Union for Contemporary Art. 

~~11:30 a.m. - The Queer Agenda with Billie Mari Grant~~
Practice zine making and work on a collaborative copy of “The Queer Agenda” with Billie. There will be a little presentation then each participant will make a few pages for a collaborative zine. Billie will take all the pages and create one awesome Queer Agenda. 

~~12:15 p.m. - Storytelling as Advocacy: The Fight for Affordable Healthcare with Nebraska Appleseed~~
Sharing personal stories and experiences is a powerful way to advocate for social change. Kait Madsen, Health Care and Economic Justice Organizer from Nebraska Appleseed, will talk about the role storytelling plays in the fight for affordable health care. Participants will learn tips for effective advocacy storytelling and have an opportunity to share their personal health care story with elected officials through letter writing. 

~~1 p.m. Reproductive Justice with Planned Parenthood~~
Learn more about the fight for reproductive justice with Planned Parenthood

~~1:15 p.m. Origin Stories: Zine History 101 with R Logios~~~~
ever wonder where zines come from and why we make them? join veteran zine producer and amateur zine academic r. logios on a guided tour of zines and independent publishing throughout the years, including discussion of the reasons why zines exist and the various functions they serve.

~~2 p.m. Omaha Girls Rock Herstory//Ourstory with Darcy Covert of Omaha Girls Rock~~
Attend this interactive workshop to learn about and help create a progressive history of femme-identifying peoples in music. 

~~3 p.m. Womanism: Speaking Truth Through Narrative Poetry with Michelle Troxclair and Felicia Webster~~
Womanism is a perspective differing from feminism. It encompasses the complexities of race, racism and gender role expectations among an oppressed group. Narrative and Persona poems are frequently used as a mechanism to explain the experiences of women providing them a voice that speaks their truth. This workshop will show how therapeutic the process of writing and speaking in empowered voices via poetry actually is.

~~4 p.m. Open Mike ~~~~
Zinesters, poets, singers and songwriters are welcome to take the mic in 5 minute blocks for a mini performance. Be sure to sign up the day of the festival! 

~~4 p.m. - Food As Wealth ~~
Take a look at the power of gardening to create economic and social change. Alexandria O’Hanlon will discuss the benefits of gardening and how to use it to create a new economy. 

~~Art Crimes with Krista Blankenship 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. -Outside ~~
Cover a giant blank board with cans of cheap spray paint. Throughout the course of the workshop, the board will fill with layers of messages and images. 

Look forward to seeing you there!

Omaha Zine Fest 2017 is sponsored by: Scout: Dry Goods & Trade, Hello Holiday, The Reader, Omaha Magazine, Plain Jane Container, & Encounter Magazine.

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