Anne Lister Research Summit Zine
a collaborative effort by attendees of the 2022 Summit
What are Zines?
A "zine" (short for magazine) is a small-batch or DIY publication that is inexpensive to produce & simple to distribute.
For these reasons, zines have historically provided marginalized voices a safe, independent platform for expression that is either too niche or taboo for mainstream mass media.
In the Little bit of Chaos” | Zines 101 session by Sarah Wingrove for the 2022 Summit, she cites Eleanor Whitney, as saying that “What all zines have in common is that their writers and editors (often the same people/person) feel like they have something important to say that they would like to share with others.”
She also used the words of Laura Van Leuven to provide another idea of what a zine can be, works that are
“self-published or published by a small, independent publisher. Self-publishing allows marginalized voices to express themselves beyond the constraints of mainstream media, and also lets authors take control of the process of publishing.”
Finally, she says they are a vehicle for ideas, expression, and art. They build connections between people and within groups and provide modes of communication in addition to information dissemination including:
· New art, comics,
· Poetry, lyrics, recipes,
· Reviews for new films, gigs
· Political manifestos, sexual health guides and more
· Relevant to us To share research in accessible ways
“Little bit of Chaos” | Zines 101
Build your own Zine: Recommended Supplies
PAPER (ANY KIND!)
WRITING UTENSIL (PEN, PENCIL, MARKER, CRAYON)
GLUE STICK, TAPE, STAPLER
STICKERS, OLD STAMPS
ANNE LISTER'S CRYPTHAND SYMBOLS
CUT UP MAGAZINES, OR PRINTED IMAGES
OF LISTER, SHIBDEN, ETC.
OTHER DECORATIVE OR DISCARDED PAPER, BOOK
PAGES, PATTERNS, SCRAPS, ETC.