Portland is perhaps the most zine-friendly city in America. And to celebrate, Refuge PDX will host the 11th Annual Portland Zine Symposium this weekend. Meet your favorite authors, connect with other zinesters and maybe even inspire yourself to write your own zine someday.
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- August 2: Portland Concerts in the Park – National Night Out Concert @ McCoy Park
From Portland Zine Symposium website:
11th Annual Portland Zine Symposium
Saturday, August 6 , 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE | All Ages
116 SE Yamhill Street
To promote greater community between diverse creators of independent publications and art. This fun and free event helps people share their work while exchanging their skills and information related to zine culture. Through workshops, panels and discussions, Portland Zine Symposium explores the role and effect of all types of zines.
The Portland Zine Symposium is a free, two day conference and social gathering, celebrating independent publishing. PZS features tables and tables (over 200 tablers each day) full of zines, independently published works, and other DIY items for purchase.
We also will be having several outreach events leading up to the 11th Annual Portland Zine Symposium, starting with Word Game Wednesdays at The Waypost and with several more, Zinester’s Spelling Bee, PZS Music Show, IPRC Open House and Open Mic, PZS Bike-In Movie, and more with locations and dates TBA. Keep an eye on our events page or subscribe to our newsletter to find out about them all!
A little background: A zine is a self-published magazine usually produced by an one person or a small group of people. The Portland Zine Symposium is a place for people to meet, share ideas, learn, and, of course, trade zines. There will be over 30 hands-on workshops and discussions on topics like silk screening, starting distros, radical culture within zine communities, and making zines.
Numerous local businesses will be helping to promote PZS in a variety of ways, which include donating items for PZS to raffle, helping to provide food/drink during PZS, and providing spaces for fundraising and outreach events.