Friday Events


Amber McCrary, co-creator of Native American Feminist Musings zine.

Amber McCrary, co-creator of Native American Feminist Musings zine.

Zine-making workshop with Amber McCrary

11am-2pm, 4/7, Marriott Library, University of Utah

We’re kicking off zine fest weekend with a zine making workshop, lead by Amber McCrary! The workshop is free and open to the public, and supplies will be provided (feel free to bring your own too!) No previous zine-making experience necessary. We will also have free pizza (!)

This event is in the Gould Auditorium, which is is on the first floor of the Marriott Library at the University of Utah. There is a pay parking lot outside of the library, and no free parking on campus. We recommend that folks take public transit– the closest bus stop is 1530 E. South Campus Drive, and the closest Trax station is Stadium.

This workshop was made possible with generous support from Utah Humanities. Thank you to the School for Social and Cultural Transformation for also sponsoring this event. All Grid Zine Fest events are free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

About Amber:
Amber McCrary is a DineĢ (Navajo) Zinester, Feminist and Writer. She was born in Tuba City, Arizona and grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is the co-creator/co-editor of the Native American Feminist Musing Zines, Empower Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself Vol.1 and Vol.2, The Nizhoni Beat andShik’is ShiHeart (My friend, heart). Through the Native American Feminist Musings Zine project, she believes unheard voices of Indigenous folk can smash patriarchy one story at a time. She has worked with the Native American Community for the past five years and hopes to do so for the rest of her life. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Zine reading and panel discussion

7:30pm, 4/7, The Rose Establishment (235 S. 400 W.)

Join us the night before Grid Zine Fest for a zine reading and panel discussion with a few of our out of town guests. The panelists will talk about how they have incorporated zines into their day jobs. The panel will be moderated by Juli Huddleston (zine archivist at the U of U).

“Working 9-5: Zines in the Workplace”

Erika Church, zine librarian, University of Utah (Salt Lake)
Marna Kay, co-owner, Wasted Ink Zine Distro (Phoenix, AZ)
Matthew Murray, librarian (Las Vegas via British Columbia)
Amber McCrary (Phoenix, AZ)
Alex Wrekk, Portland Button Works (Portland, OR)

All events during Grid Zine Fest are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at with any questions.