Chattanooga Zine Fest festoons Library's Fourth Floor
No rules. No restrictions. No editorial do’s and don’ts. When it comes to the Chattanooga Zine Festival, the stranger the better.
Zines are independently published books and magazines that put the power back in the hands of the writer. Each zine is different, as every genre from poetry to politics to perzines (personal journals) is covered in its own unique way. The event gives readers the chance to look past everyday mainstream publications, and explore the works of amateur authors from across the Southeast.
With all this creative freedom it’s hard to imagine what to expect. Tip: expect nothing. Zines are impulsive, unpredictable combinations of art and craft. Authors have complete control over all aspects of design and content. Think of them as little red buttons that read “Do Not Push.” We both know what happens next.
Zine readings, trading and selling opportunities, and zine-making workshops run by featured authors make up the rest of the schedule. Hundreds of vintage zines from private owners will also be on view. The collection will be displayed on the Fourth Floor of the Chattanooga Downtown Public Library and can be viewed on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.