We made a new mini-zine for tomorrow’s workshop at OCPL’s downtown MakerSpace. Come, get one, and learn how to assemble it!Zines!primer
We know it’s been awhile, but SIP has life! Come see us at the OCPL’s Central Library Makerspace this Friday, March 24, from 2-4 p.m. Patrick and Jason will speak briefly on zines, but much of the workshop will be spent talking and chatting with other makers about their work and self-publishing projects. We’ll have a range of materials to draw from, including a copy machine, but you’re welcome to bring and share any content you’re working on — poems, stories, collage materials, etc.
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Please mark your calendars & add yourselves to our Facebook event page for Zine Swap!, happening at Light Work on for November 14, 2015 from 12-4 p.m.
Zine Swap is the excuse you need to tell your story, start an argument, or spread the word by doing it yourself through print. Make pamphlets, handmade books, comics, zines or some other printed publication — the point is to create and share your work with a community of authors who have done the same.
The day of the event
We see our time unfolding informally, but the afternoon should go something like this:
- 12-1: Meet & greet, browse zines
- 1-2: Talks by local artists—Illustrator Cara Luddy, Hex Records’ Ryan Canavan, and book arts expert, Peter Verheyen.
- 2-3: Swap zines & more
- 3-4: Talk, make, explore the space
If you have something to say, and can make and copy some kind of printed publication, then you should come! While we think you’ll have the most fun making something to share, if you don’t feel ready to make your own, come anyway and see what others have done.
Zine Swap is brought to you by Syracuse in Print and Light Work. Syracuse in Print seeks to bring folks together to celebrate the past, present, and future of print culture. We host zine swaps, meet ups, and workshops, all building toward an inaugural print festival in Fall 2016. Light Work is an artist-run, non-profit organization providing direct support through residencies, publications, exhibitions, a community-access digital lab facility, and other related projects to emerging and under-represented artists working in the media of photography and digital imaging.
About the space
Paid parking is available in the Booth Garage at the intersection of Comstock and Waverly Avenues, diagonally across the street from Light Work. There is also metered parking in front of the Syracuse University Library, on Walnut Avenue, and on Comstock Avenue across from Booth Garage. Light Work’s gallery and office and the Community Darkrooms facility are located on the main floor of the Robert B. Menschel Media Center.
Not sure what to write or which tools to use? Consider checking out Syracuse in Print’s “Make a Zine” page. Or attend Light Work’s Industry Night, where every other Thursday Light Work opens their doors and let anyone come in and print. Just that. For free. Bring your own paper, they’ll provide the rest.
We’ll be at the Everson tonight to and joining several other local arts and culture orgnaization to talk about our work. We’ll be there to share news about our upcoming Zine Swap and introduce folks to zines. Come and browse our zine library, pick up a free button, and take home a mini-zine about making zines — then stay for the best movie of the year, projected on the side of the museum! More info on the event can be found at the Urban Video Project.
We’re co-hosting a zine swap with Light Work on Saturday, November 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Bring as many zines as you want to trade and we’ll organize the swap. We’ll also have a few workshops/demos with local artist working with print media. Not sure what to write or how to make a zine? Head over to our Make Zines! page for ideas.
We are close to securing a venue and date for SIP. Expect a formal announcement in the coming weeks, but we will definitely host the event in late September 2015.
We’ll have an information table with fliers & answers at LadyFest Syracuse on Saturday. Stop by to say high and get information about the lead-up to the Syracuse In Print Festival next Fall. Learn how you can participate, attend, and collaborate with us to celebrate print culture in the Cuse.