Libraries' Zine Workshop honors Women's History Month through diverse voices

March 09, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., — Penn State University Libraries will host a zine workshop from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 to celebrate Women's History Month. Hosted by Library Learning Services and the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, the workshop encourages participants to create a zine that celebrates Women's History Month and the 100 years since women's suffrage in the United States and learn more about materials from our archives.

"Zines are a great way to uncover and share stories that are not typically told,” said Lily Murray, student engagement and outreach intern and an organizer for the event. “In making a zine, you have the chance to creatively collaborate and share experiences."

A zine is an independently published, homemade publication devoted to specialized or unconventional topics designed for knowledge creation and to leverage under-represented voices. To create a zine, participants cut, paste, craft and then write a narrative that is copied and shared with others. The event is drop-in, so plan to spend as little or as much time creating with the group.

The workshop begins at 5 p.m. in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, with brief introduction and discussion about zines. From 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., all are welcome to drop in and help create a zine. At 7 p.m., a presentation by University Archivist Angel Diaz on preserving and archiving works will take place. Participants will gain experience with Special Collection materials, knowledge of zine making, and a sense of community with the other participants. All supplies will be provided to this free workshop and no prior experience creating zines is necessary.

For further information or for questions about accommodations provided for this event, contact Hailley Fargo, student engagement coordinator, at or 814-865-1850. For information about The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, its exhibitions or collections, please contact 814-865-1793 or

Last Updated September 03, 2020