Workshops & Panels

Long Beach Zine Fest 2016 PanelsLBZF 2016 Panels

Cuba Libro: A Librarian in Havana

11:30am to 12pm

Davy Rothbart: Get Your Sh*t Out There

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Gustavo Arellano and Griselda Suárez In Conversation

2pm to 3pm

The State of the Zine in Southern California

3:30pm to 4:30pm

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The Power of Personal Story: Memoir Zine Workshop

11:30am to 1pm

Japanese Sewn Stab Bookmaking Workshop

1pm to 2pm

Pain Magic: Hands-on Zine-making Workshop

2pm to 3:30pm

DIY Stickermaking Workshop

3:30pm to 4:30pm

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About the LBZF 2016 Panelists

Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Orange County, California, author of Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, lecturer with the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University, Fullerton, and a consulting producer on FOX’s animated show, Bordertown. He writes “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated column in which he answers any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority. Gustavo is the recipient of awards ranging from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies to the Los Angeles Press Club President’s Award to an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and was recognized by the California Latino Legislative Caucus with a 2008 Spirit Award for his “exceptional vision, creativity, and work ethic.” Gustavo is a lifelong resident of Orange County and is the proud son of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom was illegal.

Griselda Suárez is the Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach. A creative writer who also practices culinary arts, Suárez is also a lecturer of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at California State University Long Beach, where she teaches literature, art history, cultural studies and writing. She is heavily involved in the Long Beach community, including with Latinos in Action, LB Fresh, Teatro Jornalero, Three Sisters Garden of Orizaba Park, Project Plateful, IDEAFEST LB and Leadership Long Beach. Most recently, Suárez lectured at the Museum of Latin American Art, and this spring, she will participate in Sister Spit LB as well as Long Beach Zine Fest. As business owner, she counts Peppered Up Foods and Sliced and Diced Eatery among her ventures.

Davy Rothbart is a bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, contributor to This American Life, and the editor/publisher of Found Magazine.

Ziba Perez Zehdar (Cuba Libro: A Librarian in Havana) is a Community Services Department Librarian at the Long Beach Public Library. She was previously a Bilingual Adult Services Librarian at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Branch of the OC Public Libraries system. She graduated from UCI with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (2005), a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media Studies, and a minor in Chicano Latino Studies (2010). While at UCI, she hosted multiple music/talk shows on the campus’s own radio station, KUCI 88.9 FM. Ziba has attended graduate school online & in person at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, receiving a Master of Science in Library and Information Science (2012), while working full time for the UCI Libraries as a library assistant. In graduate school, Ziba received a certificate of specialization in archives and special collections while interning at the American Film Institute’s Louis B Mayer Library Special Collections and the UCI Special Collections & Archives.

About the LBZF 2016 Workshops

The Power of Personal Story: Memoir Zine Workshop
Both the telling of one’s story and the listening or reading of someone’s story are important and courageous acts. In this workshop we will talk about the power of autobiographical and personal zines (also known as perzines) and create a collaborative zine together, which will be printed and mailed to all participants after the workshop. Let’s be brave together!

Led by: Stacy Russo, a librarian at Santa Ana College, creates poetry and memoir zines. She is currently working on an oral history book project titled Wildland: Interviews with Women from the 1970s/1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene.

Japanese Sewn Stab Bookmaking Workshop
This bookmaking workshop will go over Japanese Stab Binding and a feature a small workshop on how to make one! Everyone will go home with a small book and pamphlet on how to make different kinds of Japanese Stab Binding books.

Led by: Tony Hoang is a bookmaker, water-drinker, dog-walker, smoothie-enthusiast and outdoor adventure lover based out of Pomona, California. He loves to share time with others, and learn constantly. He goals are to be kind to others and enjoy every step. Find him at the Mutedtalks table!

Pain Magic: A Hands-on Zine-making Workshop
Pain Magic is a hands-on zine making workshop centered around mental health and expression as a form of self-care. I want to open up a conversation about this DIY form of healing, coping, and surviving our own ups/downs/in betweens. Specifically, why is (personal) zine making such  an important form of expression and how can we weave creativity more into our everyday rituals.

Led by: SBTL CLNG is visual artist, writer, and self-publishing zine maker Carolina Hicks.

DIY Stickermaking Workshop
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make DIY stickers using old magazines, shipping labels, and clear tape. Participants will be able to take their own stickers home!

Led by: Suemi Guerra is the writer of the young adult fiction zine, Suicidal Goldfish, it is a teenage soundtrack to Violet’s life and the raw emotions of first love and self-discovery. Her poetry zines were part of the exhibit at the ReKult Zine fest in Amsterdam. She has contributed poems for different zine publications such as Under The Influence, Gag Me With A…, Cardio Arts, and The Heartbreak Anthology. Suemi lives in Los Angeles and is currently writing a new fiction zine titled The Fakes.