Looking for something fun and literary to do, or a way to take a breather from finals? Chicago Zine Fest has a variety of events today and an exhibition at Columbia College tomorrow. Readings are taking place at various places around the city today, culminating in a party at Quimby’s Bookstore in Wicker Park, and tomorrow’s event will feature a bookfair of local and non-local zine writers as well as panels, film screenings, readings, and more! What are zines? They can be anything from stapled booklets to chapbooks to self-published novels to mini-comics – as long as they’re independently-made and incredibly creative! For more information check out the event site.
Nomadic Studio @ DePaul September 22, 2010
If you haven’t dropped by the Nomadic Studio at DePaul University Art Museum yet, then by all means do so. According to a museum press release, the exhibit space has been “repurpose[d]” by the Stockyard Institute into a “hybrid station for production, exhibition, development, performance, publication and education.” A diverse panel of writers will convene tomorrow, Sept. 23, at 6pm to explore the various forms and content that animate their writing. Check out Nomadic Studio’s blog for more information and for a list of upcoming events.