Event recap: Drink & Draw & Zine

On Saturday Mar 2 we held an event, organized by Femme Mâché, at the co-operative community space New Women Space. An ongoing series, Drink & Draw & Zine is an unconventional drawing session as it invites attendees to incorporate any media into their practice, including collage, poetry, and more.

We were so excited to welcome over 40 people to draw, sip drinks, and spend time at New Women Space. We were able to raise almost $700, the proceeds of which are benefitting Zinefest and supporting our efforts to give grants to tablers with need and traveling from afar.

Many thanks to New Women Space for opening their doors and to our incredible models, Caty, Jessie, and Pooja for stepping in!!


Event recap: Spoken Soup

This year we are hosting a number of events in partnership with non-profit and co-operative spaces in NYC in lead-up to the Zinefest. On Tuesday February 27th we welcomed over 30 wonderful people into Chinatown Soup – a non-profit gallery and creative community on Orchard Street with a socially-conscious mission. We had a range of attendees – some were members of our zinefest community, while others have attended events lead by Femme Mâché at Chinatown Soup or in other spaces. Words (and song) were shared, and all in all it was an evening of intimate connections in the spirit of zinemaking and collective dialogue.

We hope you’ll join us for our upcoming events, the details of which can be found here:

Updates! & Massachusetts Feminist Zinefest 2018 :-)

Two updates!

  1. We’ve received a record number of applications to FZF 2018, so…applications are hereby closed! Thank you for your energy & magical zinemaking thusfar. We’ll be in touch in a few short weeks.

2) There’s a…Massachusetts Feminist Zinefest (!!!) coming up in April 2018.

We’re so excited to hear it! That means…a double-header of – FZF in March, and MFZF in April! Woohoo. The more feminist zinefests the merrier – feel free to be in touch if you want encouragement or tips in starting one!

See you at one or both of these upcoming lovely events :-).

* FZF Event: POC MTA Zine Residency ! *

Coming up so soon –> Sunday, October 1st – – ! 


Three years ago, a group of intrepid zinesters made space on New York City’s subway trains to create…zines!

And it was a ton of fun! We’re doing it again this year, as the POC MTA Zine Residency – a space for people of color to get together, creatively jam, and make zines :-). (Or collage, chat, and draw… whatever is your fancy!)

WHEN: We’ll be meeting up at 12pm on Sunday, Oct. 1st – and riding the trains up to the Bronx, down to Coney Island, etc!

WHERE: Meeting up at 125th Street Station – head car of the northbound D train.
(Accessibility: Elevator on southwest corner of 125 Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue)

WHAT happens if I can’t find you?
We’ll add a phone # here soon, so you can find out where the roaming zine crew is!

WHAT ELSE: The first ten attendees will receive goody bags, packed with zine making supplies a roundtrip Metrocard provided by the Barnard Zine Library.

A note on accessibility: We’d like to make this as accessible as possible, but unfortunately the NYC subway systems are not well designed for wheelchair access. Please feel free to be in touch if you have suggestions or questions about how to join up with the event. (http://web.mta.info/accessibility/stations.htm)

And to read up on our first event from 2014, check out this NYTimes article here! [https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/arts/design/zine-makers-grab-their-metrocards-and-go-to-work.html]

Bring yr POC pals & kids! All ages welcome.

??? did you know — international zinezzzz

It’s a wild n’ wooly world of zines out there, for sure!

This January, Zinphony (great name!) took place in Takasaki, Gunma, Japan!


Back in 2012, there was a really cool looking zinefest in Mexico City – [http://zinamigos.tumblr.com/]


They may not exist anymore, but this poster is killin’ it!

And Malaysia has TWO zinefests – one in Johor Bahru, and one in Kuala Lumpur!

How do we know all this magical international info? Thanks to Alex Wrekk, who sustains & mantains the excellent resource – http://www.stolensharpierevolution.org/–> (also a book).

Thank you Alex!! for keeping track of all the lil’ zine events that sprout like a springtime flower, for one perfect season… & the perennials, who rock on every year in full force.

(below pic: Chicago Zinefest, with its wild amount of over 100 (maybe even 200) tablers!!!)


March – Month of Zinefest Madness!

This month of March – – it’s Zinefest Madness!

  1. Check out this amazing-sounding zinefest coming up on Thursday, March 16th: ZINISTER – “a zine fair for/by people of color and lgbtq+ folks. The fair is part of BAAD! Ass Women 2017 festival, and it is a call for our local artists and cultural workers to disrupt the system through creative resistance.The event will take place on March 16, 2017 from 5:30pm-9pm at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance. It will include a zine fair, a zine-making station, readings, and more.”    (https://www.facebook.com/events/1902708096629763/)

2. NYC Feminist Zinefest!!!! Yayyy thank you to everyone for coming & making it into a jumbo creative explosion 🙂  Photos and more of a recap soon…

3. Paper Jazz took place, another NYC-based ‘fest, as well as a smaller one at Quimby’s Bookstore in Williamsburg, NYC.

Safe to say, zines are coming in strong for 2017, with a multi-zinefest revival just in the humble month of March alone! What zine-y antics does this unpredictable year hold?

Thank you again for being amazing zinesters, & supporting DIY culture!