Apr 16th 2019

ARTIFACT – As we move through this life, we all create things that convey who we are. This month, we’re sharing stories taken from the pages of zines* crafted by local self-publishers about the things we make, the things we keep, and the things that help define us. We’re excited to team up with Chicago Zine Fest to commemorate the annual festival’s 10th anniversary of celebrating small press and independent publishers!

Please join us before the show for a fun zinemaking workshop geared toward zine newbies and veterans alike. All supplies will be provided; just bring your ideas!

* A zine (rhymes with “bean”) is a self-published work that is usually reproduced via photocopier and has a small circulation.

Our featured storytellers this month:

• Zine doyenne and independent bookseller Liz Mason!

• Dedicated zinemaker and marathon runner DAN KITTAKA!

• Inventive artist and self-publisher HEATHER ANACKER!

Co-hosted and co-produced by Andrew Marikis and Cynthia Elizabeth Hanifin!

We will be collecting donations at the show for 826CHI, a nonprofit creative writing, tutoring, and publishing center dedicated to amplifying the voices of Chicago youth.

If you have a true story you’d like to tell about something you’ve created (or anything else you want to share with our audience), sign up for our Open Mic!

These are all of the night’s happenings:

@ 6:30 PM – A FREE ZINE-MAKING WORKSHOP with Heather Anacker and Cynthia E. Hanifin of Chicago Zine Fest!
@ 7:30 PM – Open mic sign-up starts (2-3 open mic stories every month!)
@ 8 PM – Live storytelling show!

$5 tickets before the show, $10 tickets cash at the door. Beer by Marz! (This event is no longer BYOB)

The Co-Prosperity Sphere is the glorious radio station/performance space/art gallery that houses our enthusiasm! Cozy up to the lovinest room in Chicago!

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