April 18 - April 19
Glasgow Zine Fest (April 18 – April 19 2020, CCA Glasgow) is a two day festival that celebrates
self-publishing and Do It Yourself (DIY) ethos. The festival is host to a zine fair of over 75 makers,
in addition to workshops, talks, and readings. Glasgow Zine Fest (GZF) has been a yearly
opportunity to come, see, make, share, and do since 2013.
Glasgow Zine Fest is programmed by Glasgow Zine Library, a community-based zine library and
archive in Govanhill, Glasgow. The Library acts as a growing archive of self-published works, as
well as running a year-long programme of events.
Among other things, visitors to GZF this year can participate in a podcast mentoring workshop
with BBC Radio Scotland contributor Halina Rifai, and a podcast planning workshop with Brown
Girls Do It. There will be an opportunity to barter your own work for exhibition with Chicagobased
arts collective P.O Box Collective as part of their ongoing collaboration with GZL. The
festival will feature multiple zine-making workshops focusing on themes such as chronic illness,
anti-racism, and mental health hosted by Drawn Poorly Zine and others. GZF will also host talks
and discussion groups on the subjects of Trans Literature, Black Feminism and what it means to
be working class with expert facilitators like Poor Lass, Harry Josephine Giles, and Martha
Williams, and many more events besides.
All ticketed events are priced on a sliding scale of £2 – £10. Our zine fair will be taking place from
11am – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday in CCA Glasgow’s Theatre, inclusive of our accessible hour
from 11am-12pm each day for those who benefit from a quieter time to peruse the zine fair.
All events offer BSL interpretation upon request, in addition to all workshops and talks being
relaxed so that attendees can feel free to get up or move if necessary. We will be offering a quiet
space each day of the festival.