Salford Zine Library

Northwest Zinefest Roundup

We’ve just about recovered from Northwest Zinefest and it was THREE WHOLE DAYS ago. We hope all the stallholders and visitors had a lovely time, we certainly did! We had 30+ stallholders, all selling some great zines and a whole bunch of lovely people who went home with hauls of new zines to read. Thanks for coming!

We’d like to say thank you to some people who we couldn’t have done the zinefest without. Stef Bradley for making the poster that everyone has been coveting for the last couple of months. The Star and Garter for hosting the event. All the workshop facilitators were absolutely brilliant and, from what we’ve heard, all of the workshops were flipping incredible. Emma Jane Falconer, Cherry Styles and Queens of the Track, Kirsty Fife and Jenna Lee Alldread all packed out the little SZL reading room/workshop area for most of the afternoon. Look into their work!

Also, some super nice businesses helped us out with stuff too. Fred Aldous gave us some supplies for the printing workshop (and bigged up the event on their blog) and the super Ex Why Zed did our flyers for us. We’re also grateful to The Skinny, Manchester Wire, Manchester Evening News and the Zines Facebook page, as well as all the nice people on Twitter and Facebook, for helping us to promote the event. There are probably more people we need to thank here but I can’t think of them at the moment.

We’re hoping that Northwest Zinefest will be a regular thing so keep your eye on this website, plus the dedicated Northwest Zinefest blog and Twitter accounts for all the latest news.

Last but not least, I personally (It’s Steve here!) want to thank the rest of the Salford Zine Library/Northwest Zinefest team for being amazing. Thanks! That’s Ingrid, Cherry and Liz by the way.┬áIf you have a look down at the bottom you’ll be able to see us all looking very cool after the event.

Ps. Sorry the much anticipated zinefest playlist had to be knocked on the head (technical issues) but here’s the link to the Spotify playlist if you want to imagine how things could have been. Click “shuffle play” for optimum enjoyment.

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