Zine Club Chicago Online: Perzines Edition with Special Guests Jonas and Red of Midwest Perzine Fest, Sept. 21

Sep
21
7:30 pm

A red-and-blue infographic flyer featuring a composition notebook with text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago Online: Perzines Edition; Free!; Zoom Info on quimbys.com; 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, September 21”

Zine Club Chicago Online: Perzines Edition with
Special Guests Jonas and Red of Midwest Perzine Fest
7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, September 21 on Zoom
Free!

This month, Zine Club Chicago has a lot to celebrate! The group is incredibly excited to welcome two special guests, Jonas and Red of Midwest Perzine Fest, to discuss one of the most compelling and enduring genres in self-publishing: Perzines.

In a world where too many voices still go unheard, perzines (short for personal zines) thrive at the intersection of the personal and the political, where our individual stories can inspire connection, hope, and revolutionary action. Jonas and Red will talk about their own deeply personal zines, their favorite perzines, and the fest they’re organizing to bring together perzine makers and fans from across the region. Everyone is invited to bring your own most-loved perzines to share, too!

The black-and-white logo for Midwest Perzine Fest

The members of Zine Club Chicago also will be breaking out their finest fizzy beverages and snacks to commemorate Quimby’s’ 30th anniversary! This September marks three years that the store has sponsored Zine Club Chicago, too.

Grab your fave perzines, BYOB(ubbly), and join in on Zoom for Zine Club Chicago Online: Perzines Edition with Special Guests Jonas and Red of Midwest Perzine Fest at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, September 21!

** Zoom info ** Zine Club Chicago wants to make sure that its events are a safe space, so the Zoom link won’t be released publicly. If you’d like to attend, please email zineclubchicago@gmail.com to RSVP by 9 p.m. CT Monday, September 20 (the day before the event). You’ll receive the Zoom link by 11 p.m. CT that evening.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. This free monthly series is produced by Chicago Zine Fest/Midwest Perzine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs the club’s monthly flyers, created its logo, and made the Zine Club Chicago Shout-Outs site, where folks can peruse and recommend zines.

More info at quimbys.com and on the Zine Club Chicago social media channels: @zineclubchicago. Facebook event is here.