April 9 & 10: Zine Fair at Okanagan Special Collections


Zine Fair at Okanagan Special Collections (COM 004) on April 9 & 10 from 12 to 4pm

Join us on April 9 and 10 as UBCO students, faculty, and staff come together for the Zine Fair at Okanagan Special Collections (COM 004) from 12 to 4pm. This event provides students with the opportunity to build their own collection while offering faculty and staff insight into how zines can be introduced as a final course deliverable.

Zines are self-published booklets or magazines that can feature poems, artwork, writing, and much more. The zines showcased at this fair have been designed by graduate and undergraduate students from the Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies and Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBC Okanagan.

Participating courses include:

  • CULT 101: Cultural Studies Practices
  • CRWR 260: Theory & Practice of Creative Writing
  • CRWR 472: Editing and Publishing
  • GWST/CULT 272: Feminism and Environment
  • ENGL 501: Critical Theory

This year’s Zine Fair will bring over seventy unique zines presented by these five participating courses.

Many of the zines and chapbooks showcased will be offered for deposit into Okanagan Special Collections & Archives.

Paige Hohmann, UBCO Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, emphasizes the value of developing this collection.

“I collect the traces of the campus, and the zines/chapbooks fall in this category. They are interesting for their aesthetics and construction, as well as for their relationship to curricula, and for their potential to participate in future teaching and learning.”

The event is free to attend and no registration is required! Visit Okanagan Special Collections & Archives to learn more.