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What: Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020
When: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 2pm - 5pm
Where: Virtual (Zoom) / Sonoma County Library

Sonoma County Library and the volunteer collective SRZF are excited to announce Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020 (#SRZF2020), a free online event for all ages happening on Zoom on November 7, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa Rosa Zine Fest will feature an interactive artist conversation between Amanda Ayala and RJ Simon, a discussion between authors Maia Kobabe and Tessa Hulls, a workshop by Yael Levy, and a digital artists’ alley in celebration of zines, mini-comics and local talent.

Attendance is limited to 100 participants per session, and sessions will be recorded and made available on YouTube after the event.

Spanish interpretation will be available for all sessions.


Schedule of Events - Saturday, November 7, 2020

Registration is now open: https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4599247.

  • Session 1, 2:00 - 3:00pm
    RJ Simon (he, him, they, them) & Amanda Ayala (she, her) in Conversation
    Register for this session
    RJ and Amanda will be hosting a workshop and discuss their different processes when creating art! They will go over what kinds of art they make and how they go from idea to finished art piece.
  • Session 2, 3:00 - 4:00pm
    Panel Discussion with Maia Kobabe (e, em, eir) & Tessa Hulls (she, her)
    Register for this session
    Both Maia and Tessa have been creating powerful political art during this tumultuous time. But how do personal projects and self care fit into the art of protest? This discussion will be moderated by an SRZF organizer. If you would like to ask Maia or Tessa questions during this discussion, please submit them via the Q&A. We will do our best to answer as many questions as we can.
  • Session 3, 4:00 - 5:00pm
    Zine Demo by Leah Yael Levy (they, them)
    Register for this session
    Yael will be hosting an all ages zine demo. Whether you’ve been drawing comics for years or you’ve never drawn in your life, Yael’s enthusiastic and expressive teaching is sure to inspire you. Grab some pens and paper and get creative!

See one of Yael’s zines here.

Digital Artists’ Alley

This artists’ showcase will be available on YouTube in late October.

Celebrate local talent in a pre-recorded artists’ showcase!


What are Zines?

Zines (rhymes with greens) are small do-it-yourself publications that can be about anything—how-to guides, comics, a collection of poetry, an art book, etc. These DIY publications are generally reproduced and distributed in small batches.

The history of zinemaking is closely tied to social and political movements because as the Milwaukee Zine Fest organizers state, “Zines provide a safe, independent platform of expression for underrepresented and marginalized voices: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, young people, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ(+) community, persecuted religious groups, and people with limited economic resources” (https://www.binderymke.com/what-is-a-zine).

You Are Invited To Create A Zine!

DIY zine starter kits will be available for individuals aged 12 to 18 in limited quantities for curbside pick-up at the Central Santa Rosa, Guerneville Regional, Northwest Santa Rosa, Roseland Regional, Rohnert Park-Cotati, Sebastopol Regional, and Windsor Regional Library branches.

Please call your nearest branch to reserve a kit.

Each kit includes:

  • Zine template (Feel free to use or create your own!)
  • Paper
  • Sharpie
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Official Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020 sticker
  • Zine donation form
  • A stamped envelope to submit your zine to the archive

Share and Archive Your Zine!

The Library wants to preserve your zines! You may submit your SRZF creation to be archived in the library’s special collections.

Submitted zines will be made into a collective zine of 2020 memories!

You may submit in two ways:

  • Scan your zine or save a digital copy of your zine and upload to the Sonoma Responds portal.
  • Sign the Zine donation form and send your zine through the mail to:
    SR Zine Fest
    PO Box 9635
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Digital and physical submissions agree to the Sonoma Responds Terms and Conditions.

Email the Sonoma Responds team with questions about archiving your zines, sonomaresponds@sonomalibrary.org


Resources

Here are some staff curated resources about zines! Want more resources? Use the library’s What to Read Next service!

Books about Zines

Zine Scene: The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines

Zine Scene
The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines

by Francesca Lia Block
(Available as
a print book)

Make a Zine! When Words and Graphics Collide

Make a Zine!
When Words and Graphics Collide

by Bill Brent
(Available as
an ebook)

The Riot Grrrl Collection

The Riot Grrrl Collection
Edited by Lisa Darms
(Available as
a print book)

Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

Sick
A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

by Ben Holtzman
(Available as
an ebook)

‘Zine

‘Zine
by Pagan Kennedy
(Available as
an ebook)

Moxie : A Novel

Moxie: A Novel
by Jennifer Mathieu
(Available as
a print book)

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? : The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?
The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics

by Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson
(Available as
a print book)

 

Articles

D.I.Y. Until We Die: Support These Zines Made by BIPOC Artists by Mary Elizabeth

In zines, LGBTQ creators find a place to tell their own stories by Dorothy Hastings

9 Zines by Black and PoC Artists That You Need to Read Right Now by Antwaun Sargent

What Do We Do About Whiteness and the ZINE Scene? by Rabeea Syed

Need Inspiration? Explore these zine libraries:

 

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Qué: Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020
Cuándo: sábado 7 de noviembre de 2020, de 2 p.m. a 5 p.m.
Dónde: Virtual (Zoom) / Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma

La Biblioteca del Condado de Sonoma y el colectivo de voluntarios SRZF les da placer anunciar Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020 (# SRZF2020), un evento en línea gratuito para todas las edades que tendrá lugar en Zoom el 7 de noviembre de 2020 a partir de las 2 p.m. a las 5 p.m.

Santa Rosa Zine Fest contará con una conversación artística interactiva entre Amanda Ayala y RJ Simon, una discusión entre los autores Maia Kobabe y Tessa Hulls, un taller de Yael Levy y una exposición digital de artista en celebración de fanzines, mini-cómics y talentos locales.

La asistencia está limitada a 100 participantes por sesión, y las sesiones se grabarán y estarán disponibles en YouTube después del evento.

Habrá interpretación al español para todas las sesiones.


Horario de Eventos - Sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2020

La Inscripción Está Abierta: https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4599247.

  • Sesion 1: 2:00 - 3:00pm
    RJ Simon y Amanda Ayala en conversación
    Regístrese para esta sesión
    ¡RJ y Amanda organizarán un taller y discutirán sus diferentes procesos al crear arte! Repasarán qué tipo de arte hacen y cómo van desde la idea hasta la obra de arte terminada.
  • Sesion 2: 3:00 - 4:00pm
    Panel de discusión con Maia Kobabe y Tessa Hulls
    Regístrese para esta sesión
    Tanto Maia como Tessa han estado creando un arte político poderoso durante esta época tumultuosa. Pero, ¿cómo encajan los proyectos personales y el cuidado personal en el arte de la protesta? Esta discusión será moderada por un organizador de SRZF. Si desea hacer preguntas a Maia o Tessa durante esta discusión, envíelas a través del chat. Haremos todo lo posible para responder tantas preguntas como podamos.
  • Sesion 3: 4:00 - 5:00pm
    Zine Demo de Leah Yael Levy
    Regístrese para esta sesión
    Yael presentará una demostración de zines para todas las edades. Tanto si has estado dibujando cómics durante años como si nunca has dibujado en tu vida, la enseñanza entusiasta y expresiva de Yael seguramente te inspirará. ¡Toma bolígrafos y papel y sé creativo!

Vea una de las revistas de Yael aquí.

Una exposición digital de artistas (pregrabado)

Este exposición de artistas estará disponible en YouTube a finales de octubre.

Celebre el talento local en una exposición de artistas pregrabados.


¿Qué son las Zines?

Zines son pequeñas publicaciones de bricolaje que pueden ser sobre cualquier tema: guías prácticas, cómics, una colección de poesía, un libro de arte, etc. Estas publicaciones de bricolaje generalmente se reproducen y distribuyen en pequeños lotes.

La historia de la creación de fanzines está estrechamente ligada a los movimientos sociales y políticos porque, como afirman los organizadores del Milwaukee Zine Fest, “los zines brindan una plataforma de expresión segura e independiente para las voces subrepresentadas y marginadas: negrxs, indígenas y de color, jóvenes, personas con discapacidades, la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transgénerx+, grupos religiosos perseguidos y personas con recursos económicos limitados” (https://www.binderymke.com/what-is-a-zine).

¡Estás invitado a crear un Zine!

Los kits de inicio de zine de bricolaje estarán disponibles para personas de 12 a 18 años en cantidades limitadas para que los recojan en la acera en las sucursales de la Biblioteca Central de Santa Rosa, Guerneville Regional, Noroeste de Santa Rosa, Roseland Regional, Rohnert Park-Cotati, Sebastopol Regional y Windsor Regional.

Llame a su sucursal más cercana para reservar un kit.

Cada kit incluye:

  • Plantilla de Zine (¡Siéntete libre de usar o crear el tuyo propio!)
  • Papel
  • Sharpie
  • Barra de pegamento
  • Lápiz
  • Pegatina oficial del Santa Rosa Zine Fest 2020
  • Formulario de donación de Zine
  • Un sobre sellado para enviar su zine al archivo

¡Comparte y archiva tu Zine!

¡La biblioteca quiere preservar sus zines! Puede enviar su creación de SRZF para que se archive en las colecciones especiales de la biblioteca.

¡Las revistas enviadas se convertirán en una revista colectiva de memorias de 2020!

Puede enviarlo de dos formas:

  • Escanee su zine o guarde una copia digital de su zine y cárguela en el portal Sonoma Responds.
  • Firme el formulario de donación de Zine y envíe su zine por correo a:
    SR Zine Fest
    PO Box 9635
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Los envíos digitales y físicos están de acuerdo con los Términos y Condiciones de Sonoma Responds..

Envíe un correo electrónico al equipo de Sonoma Responds con preguntas sobre el archivo de sus zines, sonomaresponds@sonomalibrary.org


Recursos

¡Aquí hay algunos recursos seleccionados por el personal sobre zines! ¿Quieres más recursos? Utilice el servicio, ¿Y ahora qué leo? service!

Libros sobre Zines

Zine Scene: The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines

Zine Scene
The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines

por Francesca Lia Block
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

Make a Zine! When Words and Graphics Collide

Make a Zine!
When Words and Graphics Collide

por Bill Brent
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

The Riot Grrrl Collection

The Riot Grrrl Collection
Editado por Lisa Darms
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

Notes from Underground Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture

Notes from Underground Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture
por Stephen Duncombe
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

Sick
A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

por Ben Holtzman
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

‘Zine

‘Zine
por Pagan Kennedy
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

Constant Rider Omnibus: Stories From The Public Transportation Front

Constant Rider Omnibus
Stories From The Public Transportation Front

por Kate Lopresti
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

Future Generation: The Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others

Future Generation
The Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others

por China Martens
(Disponible como
libro electrónico)

Moxie : A Novel

Moxie: A Novel
por Jennifer Mathieu
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

From Girls to Grrlz : A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines

From Girls to Grrlz
A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines

por Trina Robbins
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? : The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?
The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics

por Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson
(Disponible como
libro impreso)

 

Artículos

D.I.Y. Until We Die: Support These Zines Made by BIPOC Artists por Mary Elizabeth

In zines, LGBTQ creators find a place to tell their own stories por Dorothy Hastings

9 Zines by Black and PoC Artists That You Need to Read Right Now por Antwaun Sargent

What Do We Do About Whiteness and the ZINE Scene? por Rabeea Syed

¿Necesitas inspiración? Explore estas bibliotecas de zine:

 

We miss interacting with our teens and want to invite you all to join the Virtual Teen Book Club! Unlike other book clubs, which force everyone to read the same book, we know you want more autonomy than that. Each month we will pick a theme around which to focus your reading. Our next meeting is November 10th at 3:30PM via Zoom and our theme is new school, new beginnings. Read any book dealing with starting over fresh. This book club is open to all Sonoma County residents between the ages of 13 and 18 who would like to join.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4479889

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Our teen librarians involved in the book club will be reading alongside you and book talking our choices for the month on our Youtube channel. You can select one of our recommendations or any other book you want which fits the theme. For more information, email teenbooks@sonomalibrary.org

Librarian Picks

Lobizona

Lobizona by Romina Garber (she/her)
Recommended by Alex (she/her) at Windsor.

“When her mother is arrested by ICE, sixteen-year-old Argentinian Manu -- who thinks she is hiding in a Miami apartment because she is an undocumented immigrant -- discovers that her entire existence is illegal. As an undocumented immigrant on the run from her father's Argentine crime-family, Manuela Azul is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida. Then her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past: a mysterious "Z" emblem…”

Get a physical book here or an e-book or e-audiobook through Overdrive.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (she/her)
Recommended by Sabine (she/her) at Sonoma Valley.

“Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass. That's what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning before school. Too bad Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui Delgado is, let alone what she's done to piss her off. All Piddy knows is that Yaqui hates her -- and she better watch her back because Yaqui isn't kidding around. At first Piddy just focuses on trying to find out more about the father she's never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy's life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off and running away from her problems?...”

Get a physical book here, or an e-book from Overdrive, or an e-book from Hoopla.
Also available in Spanish.

What I Carry

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo(she/her)
Recommended by Donna Romeo (she/her) at Cloverdale.

“Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope! There's no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. And everything changes.”

Get a physical book here, or an e-book from Overdrive, or an e-audiobook from Hoopla.
Watch Donna’s book talk on YouTube here or watch below.

More Excellent Reads About New Beginnings

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillippe (he/him)

“When Norris, a black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as cliches from ‘a bad 90s teen movie."

Get a physical book here, an Overdrive e-book or e-audiobook here, or a Hoopla e-audiobook here.

If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (she/her)

“Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.”

Get a physical book here or an Overdrive e-book of e-audiobook here.

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon (she/her)

“Liliana Cruz does what it takes to fit in at her new nearly all-white school, but when family secrets come out and racism at school gets worse than ever, she must decide what she believes in and take a stand.”

Get a physical book here or an Overdrive e-book or e-audiobook here.

Parachutes

Parachutes by Kelly Yang (she/her)

“They're called parachutes: teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the US while their wealthy parents remain in Asia. Claire Wang never thought she'd be one of them, until her parents pluck her from her privileged life in Shanghai and enroll her at a high school in California. Suddenly she finds herself living in a stranger's house, with no one to tell her what to do for the first time in her life. She soon embraces her newfound freedom, especially when the hottest and most eligible parachute, Jay, asks her out. Dani De La Cruz, Claire's new host sister, couldn't be less thrilled that her mom rented out a room to Claire. An academic and debate-team star, Dani is determined to earn her way into Yale, even if it means competing with privileged kids who are buying their way to the top. . .”

Get a physical book here e-book or e-audiobook here.

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (she/her)

“Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?”

Get a physical book here, or an Overdrive e-book or e-audiobook here.

Queer YA Books about Gender Identity!

Our Virtual Pride Book Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Queer YA Books about Gender Identity. You can select a book that fits the theme based on recommendations by librarians or choose your own! We will be meeting online at 3:30pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. For more information, email teenpride@sonomalibrary.org.

To register for the November 3rd book club, visit https://events.sonomalibrary.org/event/4479860

Here are some of our recommendations:

Dark and Deepest Red

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them)
Recommended by Alex (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.

Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (he/him/they/them)
Recommended by Javier (he/him)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this book digitally as an e-book and an e-audiobook via Overdrive.
Watch Javier’s book talk on YouTube, or watch below.

Mooncakes

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker (she/her) and Wendy Xu (she/her)
Recommended by Melissa (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this graphic novel digitally as an e-book via Hoopla.

Watch Melissa’s book talk on YouTube, or watch below.
Genderqueer

Genderqueer by Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir)
Recommended by Stuart (he/him)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this graphic novel digitally as an e-book via Overdrive.
And as an e-book and an e-audiobook on Hoopla!
To meet Maia Kobabe at our virtual Zine Fest, click here!

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (they/them)
Recommended by Terra (she/her)

You can order a physical copy of this book for curbside pickup at this link on the catalog.
Or you can access this graphic novel digitally as an e-book via Overdrive.
Watch Terra’s book talk on YouTube, or watch below.

More Queer YA Books about Gender Identity:

(Hint: click on the book covers to go to go to the library catalog)

I Wish You All The Best

I Wish You All The Best
by Mason Deaver (they/them)

Dreadnought

Dreadnought
by April Daniels (she/her)

Stay Gold

Stay Gold
by Tobly McSmith (he/him)

Even if We Break

Even if We Break
by Marieke Nijkamp (all pronouns)

Into the Real

Into the Real
by Z. Drewer (they/them)

Somebody Told Me

Somebody Told Me
by Mia Siegert (they/them)

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
by Archie Bongiovanni (they/them) and Tristan Jimerson (he/him)

A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities
by Mady G. (they/them) and J.R. Zuckerberg (they/them)

Beyond Magenta

Beyond Magenta
by Susan Kuklin (she/her)

Jaya and Rasa

Jaya and Rasa
by Sonia Patel (she/her)

If I Was Your Girl

If I Was Your Girl
by Meredith Russo (she/her)

When the Moon Was Ours

When the Moon Was Ours
by Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them)

Pet

Pet
by Akwaeke Emezi (they/them)

Out of Salem

Out of Salem
by Hal Schrieve (xie/hir)

Trans Mission

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard
by Alex Bertie (he/him)

Trans+

Trans+
by Kathryn Gonzales (she/her)

Gender Identity

Gender Identity
by Cynthia L. Winfield (she/her)

Birthday

Birthday
by Meredith Russo (she/her)