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Promotional poster for launch of zines collection at Williams libaries

Zines in libraries - Panel Discussion

March 4. 3:30-5:00 PM
Sawyer 24/7 Reading Room

Jenna Freedman 
Zine librarian at Barnard College, where she also serves in an outreach role. She is devoted to her student workers, library colleagues, faculty, and zine club members. Jenna has been helping organize the NYC Feminist Zinefest since 2014. She is a zine maker, creating zines on content from the personal to the political to the pedagogical.

Andrew Cornell 
Author, educator, and organizer. He published The Secret Files of Captain Sissy and other zines beginning at age 14. He taught at Williams College for four years. In college he founded the Words As Weapons zine distribution service, and he later toured the U.S. and Canada with the projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, a traveling exhibit of zines, artist books, and DIY comics housed in a converted Airstream trailer. 

Haley Bossé '20 
Zine maker/zine nerd from small town Oregon. Their zines range from perzines to poetry to sex education and coloring books. Through a CLiA (Center for Learning in Action) summer fellowship, they’ve had the privilege of traveling to zine archives and workshops in multiple states and have developed a strong sense of belonging in the zine making community. They hold open hours in the Fabrication Makerspace in Sawyer Library where they love giving other people the tools to make their own zines and other paper forms of expression and communication. Right now they’re especially excited about the possibilities of collaging.


Zine making workshops

March 4. 5:00-7:00 PM
Sawyer Library - 24/7 Reading Room 

Learn the basics of zine making in an introductory workshop led by Hale-Polebaum Freeman, First-Year Outreach Librarian and Haley Bossé '20.