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Milwaukee Zine Fest happens April 22nd from 10:30am to 4:30pm at MPL Central!

Pop by whenever is best for you.

Milwaukee Zine Fest turns 15 this year! To celebrate we'll be bigger and better than ever with two floors of vendors, a run-up event, and an after party.

Check out the full schedule below: everything is 100% free and open to the public.

 

On April 16th, swing by The Bindery for Slow Mörn, a monthly free, casual gathering hosted by our building-mates, bearbear.

Bring zines to share or zines to work on with others. It's a chance to exchange creativity and space in the run-up to the main event!

4/16, 10am to noon. Click above for details.

Our friends at Lion's Tooth Bookstore will host a post-fest celebration featuring a special display of The Museum of the Unintentional by Justine Kern.

 

In honor of MZF, a one-of-a-kind zine will serve as program and companion during your unique visit to Justin's "uncollection," and Lion's Tooth itself!

4/22, 4-7pm. Click above for details.

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MAIN EVENT: MILWAUKEE ZINE FEST
SATURDAY, APRIL 22 at MPL CENTRAL

ALL OF MILWAUKEE ZINE FEST IS FREE TO ATTEND!

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FIRST FLOOR &

MEZZANINE LEVEL OF MPL

SHOP & SUPPORT

Over 100 vendors bring their zines, chapbooks, small press publications and other DIY bound creations to showcase at the fest.

 

Our diverse group of vendors come from all over the region (and country)!

Come support their craft and buy yourself a special treat!

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FIRST FLOOR

NEXT TO MAIN

CIRCULATION DESK

SWAP & SHARE

Part of zine community ethos involves sharing, trading, and swapping. MZF encourages this by having a swap table set up. Stop by to leave a zine and take a zine in order to share with others.

This is *not* a "free zine" table and and we ask the community to respect this. In order to take a zine, you need to leave one in its place.

Suggested zine value of $1 to $5 only, to help keep things feelin' fair :)

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MEZZANINE LEVEL

ACTIVITY ZONE

CREATIVE BUTTON MAKING for all

Stop by the activity area for collaging a button; great for all ages.

The Makerspace Team from Milwaukee Public Library will be here to help you design and machine-produce your very own button. Come by all day long.

10AM TO 1PM

FIRST FLOOR

CHILDREN'S ROOM

FOR KIDS: PRINT & BUTTON MAKING

Geared towards youngsters up to 12 and hosted by MPL library staff: come make a button or print with other young folks and famillies!

12pm to

1pm

FIRST FLOOR COMMUNITY ROOM

Zinester panel Discussion: Favorite tips & tricks

Our popular panel/Q&A with fest tablers, moderated by Cris Siqueira, co-owner of Lion's Tooth Bookstore. This year's guest speakers are the fabulous Ladasia Bryant, Natalie Honan, Julia Warner, and Maixia Xiong. We'll hear about some of their favorite insider hacks and tricks for zine making! Q&A to follow.

Can't find the community room? That's ok: it's a bit tucked away. Feel free to ask a staffer or meet at the top of the grand staircase at 11:55am to be escorted.

1PM to

4pm

MEZZANINE LEVEL

ACTIVITY ZONE

WALK-UP zine Screenprinting Demo

Get inky with our talented friends from MIAD's own student Zine Club! Learn about screenprinting, watch a demo of a zine getting made, then fold and take home your very own! 

Stop by this activity table any time between 1pm and 4pm to see screenprinting in action.

2pm to

3pm

FIRST FLOOR COMMUNITY ROOM

zine workshop:
Funky folded books

Some zines meander, have hidden nooks, or work as pocket pop-ups. Learn how to make various book styles from a single sheet of paper by simply cutting and folding in a variety of ways. No sewing, gluing, or even taping necessary.

 

All materials and tools supplied, but space is limited to 30ish folks:

first-come, first-served!

Can't find the community room? That's ok: it's a bit tucked away. Feel free to ask a staffer or meet at the top of the grand staircase at 1:55pm to be escorted.

ONGOING

SOCIAL MEDIA

#mfz2023

Throughout Saturday (and beyond) please share your experience, your zines, your own events, links, and anything you learned during MZF using the hashtag #MZF2023 across your social platforms.

We'd love to see what you're up to and help share it with our community!

We hope to see you at Milwaukee Zine Fest!
Thanks for supporting our vendors.

Questions about something not answered above or in our FAQ section?
Please feel free to reach out to The Bindery:

info[at]binderymke.com

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