Join us for the first annual Grid Zine Fest! Tabling will take place at the Salt Lake Arts Academy (844 S. 200 E) from 11-5pm. We will have workshops and panels during the event, with details to be announced. The fest is free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. 

Day of panel/workshop descriptions (more info coming soon!)

12:15-1:00 "Salt of Many Colors," panel discussion with Sara Faulkner and Ali Montgomery

Pillars of Salt is an organization out of Provo, that gives a voice to marginalized individuals through creativity, events, and printing a bi-annual zine that showcases the work of people throughout Utah. We focus on inclusiveness, intersectionality, and Suicide prevention, while having fun! This panel will feature the founder Sara Faulkner, who will discuss the development, growth, and work of Pillars of Salt, along with organizational skills, accomplishing goals, how to reach out to others, and just good old fashioned "getting shit done". 

1:30-2:15 Panel discussion with the members of We Are Here

(description coming soon)

2:45-3:30 "How Our Art Is Liberation: Zines Of Resistance," workshop with Ella Mendoza

(This workshop is a follow up to the We Are Here panel)

How Our Art Is Liberation is a short intermediate workshop that focuses on utilizing our creativity and our resources to make art as a form of resistance. Zines have always been an accessible art form, and this make them easy to adapt to whatever our needs be, whether it be self expression, education, or more. This workshop will outline different ways that art and illustrations are being used in current political movements, as well as offer the opportunity for participants to create their own zine/stencil.

We will also discuss the themes of resistance as a ways for marginalized communities to have representation, self expression, and tools for liberation.

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7:30pm 7:30pm

Panel discussion and zine reading, "Workin' 9-5: Zines in the Workplace"

Join us the night before Grid Zine Fest for a zine reading and panel discussion with a few of our out of town guests. The panelists will talk about how they have incorporated zines into their day jobs. The panel will be moderated by Juli Huddleston (zine archivist at the U of U). 

"Working 9-5: Zines in the Workplace" 

Erika Church, zine librarian, University of Utah
Marna Kay, co-owner, Wasted Ink Zine Distro (Phoenix, AZ)
Matthew Murray, zine librarian (Las Vegas via British Columbia)
Amber McCrary (Phoenix, AZ)
Alex Wrekk, Portland Button Works (Portland, OR)

All events during Grid Zine Fest are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at gridzinefest@gmail.com with any questions.

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Zine making workshop with Amber McCrary

We're kicking off zine fest weekend with a zine making workshop, lead by Amber McCrary! The workshop is free and open to the public, and supplies will be provided (feel free to bring your own too!) No previous zine-making experience necessary. We will also have free pizza (!)

This event is in the Gould Auditorium, which is is on the first floor of the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. There is a pay parking lot outside of the library, and no free parking on campus. We recommend that folks take public transit-- the closest bus stop is 1530 E. South Campus Drive, and the closest Trax station is Stadium. 

This workshop was made possible with generous support from Utah Humanities. Thank you to the School for Social and Cultural Transformation for also sponsoring this event. All Grid Zine Fest events are free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. 

------------About Amber------------
Amber McCrary is a Diné (Navajo) Zinester, Feminist and Writer. She was born in Tuba City, Arizona and grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is the co-creator/co-editor of the Native American Feminist Musing Zines, Empower Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself Vol.1 and Vol.2, The Nizhoni Beat andShik'is ShiHeart (My friend, heart). Through the Native American Feminist Musings Zine project, she believes unheard voices of Indigenous folk can smash patriarchy one story at a time. She has worked with the Native American Community for the past five years and hopes to do so for the rest of her life. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Zine Release show and Bake Sale!

Grid Zine Fest is hosting a zine release show and bake sale to help raise funds for our fest! We will have our forthcoming zine, "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" available for sale, and we will feature a few people reading their work. We will have baked goods (vegan and gluten free included!) available for sale. 

When: November 18, 7pm-9pm

Where: Daley's 817 E. 2100 S., Salt Lake City, UT 

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to Nov 14

Zine submission deadline!

Grid Zine Fest is putting together a group zine , "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and we want your submission! The zine is about the best parts about fall and winter (or the worst!). The zine will be 1/2 page (4.25 x 5.5 inches), full color. Deadline is November 13 (firm!), so be released on November 18th at our zine release show! 

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