PRE-EVENT: Bookbinding workshop at LBPL

LBZF 2015 pre-event bookbinding workshop

We are super excited about the Long Beach Zine Fest … happening in just over a week! We’ve got two more pre-events to get you ready to zine out … join us on Thursday, April 2, at Long Beach’s Mark Twain Library for a FREE bookbinding workshop with local artist Kelsey Bryan-Zwick!

Participants will learn basic stitches and create a simple journal! Perfect for all ages and all skill levels! Did we mention it was FREE?


Thursday, April 2
Mark Twain Neighborhood Library
1401 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813
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About the artist: Kelsey Bryan-Zwick is a poet, a bookbinder, and an artist from Long Beach, CA. As a child she lived in Spain where she fell in love with the smell of fresh bread, green olives, and learned to speak Spanish. At UCSC she received a B.A. in Literature/Creative Writing-Poetry. Kelsey participated in Write Bloody Publishing’s Dirty Dozen Workshop, and she is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poems can be found in A Poet is a Poet, No Matter How Tall: EPISODE II Attack of the Poems, at Cadence Collective, in Like a Girl: The Pre-Show!, and at The Camel Saloon. Kelsey’s first chapbook, Watches Synchronized to Awestruck, is hand-bound by the poet herself. Her next collection is due out in 2015 from Sadie Girl Press.bookbinding


PRE-EVENT: Steamy in the City and Local Music

LBZF pre-event steamy in the cityJoin us for a free LBZF pre-event!
Saturday, March 21 from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Join LBZF at Steamy in the City’s Creator Studio for this FREE event to celebrate local music!

The line-up includes:
Nahneen Kula:
Tough Stuff:
Tomber Lever:

More about the space:


Pre-events Workshops

PRE-EVENT: Media and Feminism Chapbook Workshop w/ Sadie Girl Press

Media and Feminism Chapbook Workshop at MoLAA

Join us for a Free LBZF Pre-event!
Museum of Latin American Art
Sunday, March 8th 1pm – 4pm.

1PM — PANEL: “FEMINISM and MEDIA” – in the Screening room
Discuss how feminism has changed in relation to the mediums by which its ideas are distributed, ie: zines/music in the 80-90’s, academic feminism, and the internet today.

Panel includes:
Lisa Emery: Woman Studies Student/Punk+DIY Princess
Alex Logue: Woman Studies Student/Host of KBEACH’s Femme Fatale
Cameron Kleinberger: History Luminary+Student/Punk+DIY Princess
Sophia Zarders: Visual Artist/Activist
Dalyna Ny: Woman Studies Student/Budding Teacher
Hannah Moroz: Video Maker/Musician

2-4PM — WORKSHOP: “CHAPBOOK WORKSHOP” – in the Art Classroom
Join us to learn about the step-by-step process of how to design, organize, and create a chapbook of poetry using Word. Participants can bring laptops with Word installed or just follow along with a hand out. They will view various chapbook examples and share some of their own ideas.

This workshop is hosted by Sadie Girl Press, a small press dedicated to creating print form collections of poetry, art, and beyond! Began in April 2014, SGP works with emerging poets and artists to give physical form to their work.

For more info, check out their website:

MoLAA is FREE on Sundays and it’s open from 11am – 5pm.