Tag Archive for 'Zine Club'

Zine Club Chicago: Paper Elephant Exchange + Snack Potluck Edition!

Dec
12
6:30 pm

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park

Free!

It’s almost time to flip the calendar to a brand-new decade. 2019 has been a great year for Zine Club Chicago, so let’s get together to celebrate with a snack potluck and Paper Elephant zine exchange. Feel free to bring one of your favorite snacks to share (and we’ll also provide treats to go around, as always).  We’ll be playing a fun, zinecentric twist on the classic White Elephant gift swapping game, so please bring a wrapped zine if you’d like to participate. (Bonus points for amazing, unusual, or astounding zines!)

We’re starting the party a bit earlier than usual – 6:30 p.m. – to make sure we have enough time for all our festivities. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome to join us 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 hosted by Quimby’s Bookstore.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427995237352256/

Zine Club Chicago: Journalism Edition with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland

Nov
12
7:00 pm

Zines have always flouted the conventions and constraints of mainstream media, making them an ideal vehicle for journalists with important information to convey and the desire to skirt corporate restrictions, gatekeeping editors, and clickbait clichés. This month, we’ll be exploring our favorite journalism zines with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland, who will co-facilitate our discussion. Megan, a zinemaker (Coffee Spoons) who covers pop music for the Chicago Reader and runs the live zine-making/storytelling showcase Meanwhile, will lead an interactive journalism activity.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks 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 hosted by Quimby’s. Thank you to Zine Club member Aim Beland for suggesting this month’s theme and curating the event.

Zine Club Chicago: Journalism Edition with special guests Megan Kirby and Aim Beland

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12

Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park

Free!

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/555908891820093/

CHIPRC’s Zine Club: Zinespiration Edition + Zine Club Quimby’s Anniversary!

Sep
24
7:00 pm

Which zines inspire you — to create, to dream, to change your life in big or small ways? This month, CHIPRC’s Zine Club is celebrating the titles that provide us with Zinespiration! We’ll also be commemorating Zine Club’s one-year anniversary here at Quimby’s, so please join us for the festivities and, as always, a fun discussion and snacks. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome!

CHIPRC’s Zine Club, which is Chicago’s only book club-style event for people who read zines, is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin. Thank you to Zine Club member Heather Anacker for suggesting this month’s theme!

Here’s the Facebook event link.

(flyer above by Anna Jo Beck)

CHIPRC’s Zine Club: Through the Lens Edition, at Quimby’s!

Aug
13
7:00 pm

From vintage daguerreotypes and Polaroids to strips of photo booth selfies and digitally altered images, the pages of zines provide an excellent frame for photographs of all kinds. This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about our favorite titles that focus on photos. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are welcome to join us for a fun discussion and snacks.

If you’d like to participate in our Mystery Zine Swap, bring a zine (concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot!

CHIPRC’s Zine Club is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Tues, Aug 13th, 7pm

Here at Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Avenue in Wicker Park

Here’s the Facebook invite!

Free

Off-site: CHIPRC’s Zine Club at Chicago Zine Fest 2019: Baby’s First Zine Edition!

May
18
4:30 pm

CHIPRC’s Zine Club at Chicago Zine Fest 2019: Baby’s First Zine Edition!

Sat, May 18th, 4:30-5:30pm

Chicago Zine Fest Exhibition Day at Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. in the West Loop

Free!

We’re bringing Chicago’s only book club-style event for people who read zines to CZF2019! This month, we’ll be talking about our early steps into the world of zines. Bring one of the first zines you made or read and join us at Chicago Zine Fest’s Exhibition Day for a fun discussion and snacks!

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts are welcome. First 25 attendees will receive a special-edition Chicago Zine Fest notebook!

This event is produced by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia E. Hanifin. Sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore, which is proud to be sponsor of CZF.

FB link event link here.

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