Canberra Zine Fair 2009

jools 30 November 2008

Thanks to the success of the June zine fair, there’s going to be another one next year, on 7 February in the Q2 Foyer at Gorman House. This time it is running as part of Scribble, ACT Writers’ Centre’s festival for young writers and young readers.

For those who don’t know, a zine (pronounced ‘zeen’) can be any sort of self-published book or magazine (the name comes from fanzines). Zines come in all sorts of sizes and styles but traditionally they are writing and drawings on a few sheets of A4 paper photocopied and stapled together. Zines are usually quite cheap (like $3) and lots of zine-writers are happy to swap their work at fairs.

If you’d like to book a space please could you email me at At this year’s fair there were also local publishers and artists selling books, artwork and CDs. We’re keen to get this sort of diversity again!

If you aren’t able to bring your own table, the centre will be renting trestle tables for $10 – they fit 3 people so you’ll be able to split the fee with other people if there’s only one of you. There’ll be plenty of chairs available on the day.

This event is running as part of a year-long artsACT-funded project – Traverse Poetry. If you want to find out a bit more about what’s going to be happening next year as part of the project, I’ve started a blog at

I’m posting this nice and early so people have a bit of time to work on something to sell/trade.


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