Submitted by temerson on Fri, 03/01/2024 - 11:37

Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2024

Calling all zine lovers! Santa Rosa Zine Fest is back for its fourth year! Sonoma County Library and the Santa Rosa Zine Collective are pleased to bring zines, creativity, art, and community together through this event (#SRZF2024).

Join us from April 17 to April 20.

Keep up with us on Instagram @sonomalibrary and @santarosazinefest and

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Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, April 17 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
at the Central Santa Rosa Library

Intro to Zines
with Luminescent Squid

Ren and Athena provide insight into their process as zine makers and the modern world of zines and its history. They will teach zine-making techniques and provide materials for workshop attendees to create their own. The workshop will be a low-pressure space to create and share with others!

Luminescent Squid Zine is a vessel for Athena (she/they) and Ren (they/them) to put their art into the world in the form of poetry, prose, collage, paint, and so so much more. Along with the work of the people in their life, they work to create a vibe of fun and silliness along with a space to express their feelings throughout life.

Friday, April 19 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
at Brew

Zine Social at Brew

We are excited to partner with BREW to host our zine social! Join us for a casual Friday evening of making and trading zines.

Featuring Zine Bingo with Jordan Sea!

There are certain aspects of zines that repeat and whether it's comforting or eye-rolling, we'll be matching them on bingo cards! Will you hold the collection of tropes we'll spot? Winner gets a special prize!

Jordan Sea (they/them/she/her) has been a fan of zine culture for 20 years but only started writing Rain Barrel in 2020. Out of a deep longing for Chicago's zine community and with a desire to enliven zine culture and find other zinesters near them, they began the Sonoma County Zine Club in 2022. Jordan sells their own zines and those of their family on their Etsy store. Their writing has appeared in Snax, Behind the Zines, and Zine-A-Month. You can also find Jordan on Instagram at @rainbarrelzine.


In-Person Zine Fest

Saturday, April 20 - 1:00-5:00 pm
at Northwest Santa Rosa Library

This outdoor, in-person event will feature tabling by local zine-makers, artists, and creators; hands-on crafts; live screen-printing; and zine-making workshops, as well as the Sonoma County Library’s BiblioBus! This event will bring together artists and creators of all experience levels to celebrate the DIY medium of the zine.

Featured Saturday workshops:


1:00 - 4:00 pm
Live Screen Printing with P.O.P.

Join us to print t-shirts, posters, and signs of resistance and empowerment. We will provide designs from artists in the community and equipment for public use, all you need to bring is clothing and/or paper to print on.

PRINT | ORGANIZE | PROTEST (P.O.P.) is a network of independent artists and printers working together for radical social change. P.O.P. events are coordinated and autonomous- we work together as collaborators to coordinate action-oriented printing days and open our doors to the public to come and print shirts, signs, and posters.

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1:30 - 2:15 pm
Creatively Connected: Accordion-Style Books and Zines with Amanda Ayala

A place to learn and think about the accordion-style book (and zine!) and how it has been created and used in different communities throughout history. Learn to fold and fill your own accordion-style mini zine to take home.

Amanda Ayala (she/ella) is an interdisciplinary Xicana Indigenous working class visual artist and maker who centers people targeted by oppression and acknowledges their brilliance. She has an extensive arts and cultural practice in which she works with many different mediums ranging from watercolors, textiles, bookbinding, dance, music, and installation.

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2:30 - 3:15 pm
Character Creation: A Writing Workshop with Rayona Lovely Wilson

Learn to create characters that readers relate to and care about in this writing workshop with local author Rayona Lovely Wilson.

Rayona Lovely Wilson (they/them) is an author from Santa Rosa, California. They have been writing since they were 12, creating stories that will resonate with people of all ages. They specialize in writing young adult stories that talk about some hard truths. They deal with topics like mental health and LGBTQIA representation. Rayona wants to help as many people as they can.

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3:30 - 4:15 pm
Here Comes a New Challenger: Let's Create a Character! with Gladys Ochoa (En Español)

Have you always had an idea for a new character in a story, but you’re not sure how they look? Already have a character in mind, but need to create their backstory? Or, ever wanted to make a character but have no idea how? Come on over and learn how to create one using eight prompts!

Gladys Ochoa (she/her) is an educator, cartoonist and illustrator from the outer Bay Area. She enjoys drawing the absurd situations found in life, often utilizing animals as the characters in the story. Coming from a Latinx family, she uses tongue-in-cheek storytelling to dispel negative stereotypes and celebrate her Mexican/Salvadorian heritage.

DIY Zine Kits for Teens and Tweens

Make your own zine with our free DIY zine kits! Stop by your local branch to pick up your kit, which includes art supplies, templates, and other goodies to inspire your creativity! Supplies are limited.

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