Saturday, July 6: 24-Hour Zine Thing

Olympia Timberline Library

By Volcano Staff on June 27, 2013

Magazines have been around in one form or another throughout history. In Elizabethan England, there were small chapbooks of Shakespeare's text. In colonial America, there were pamphlets by people like Thomas Paine. In this modern world, with its easily accessible technology, print media has morphed into zines, a sort of alternative, personalized media. July is International Zine Month, and the Olympia Timberland Library is celebrating by hosting the 5th Annual 24-Hour Zine Thing: Zinester's Choice Edition. This drop-in workshop will be held Saturday and is open to all ages and levels of experience. The challenge is to make a 24-page zine from idea to completion in 24 hours. Snacks and supplies will be provided along with typewriters, long-armed staplers, glue sticks, recycled magazines, Print Gocco, paper, and copy machines. You bring your interviews with obscure punk bands and sad comic about someone's deep, personal heartbreak.

24-HOUR ZINE THING: ZINESTER'S CHOICE EDITION, 2-8 p.m., Olympia Timberline Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia, 360.352.0595