Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 2-4pm
The School for Rural Culture and Creativity
102A N Rogler St., Matfield Green, KS

Join us for a short talk and “fanzine” workshop with Philadelphia-based resident Kayla Romberger. In this workshop, participants will turn their deepest passions, secret knowledge, and unpublished expertise into a zine—using the provided printers and collage materials to create publications on topics near and dear to them. The workshop will begin with a brief talk on the history of zines and the independent art bookshop Romberger co-runs in Philadelphia, Ulises.

Zines (pronounced “ZEENS”) or “fanzines,” originated in the 1930s and ‘40s with the creation of self-published magazines by science-fiction fans for discussing content they loved. Gradually zines gained popularity within sports, literature, and music genres in the 1970s, becoming particularly aligned with the punk movement. Today, zines remain a pleasurable and practical outlet for sharing content with like-minded readers and fans, if not for the pleasure of the producer alone.

This event is free and open to the public.