OC Zine Fest

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The 5th OC Zine Fest takes place August 25 from 11am-4:30pm at Anaheim Central Library. Featuring over 100 vendors across southern California, the day will include panel discussions, workshops, food pop-up and photo booth fun. 

Schedule 

11:30am-12:30pm
Button Making Workshop

12:00pm-1:00pm
Open Mic Zine Reading (open to everyone)

1:00pm-2:00pm
LibroMobile Presents: From the Streets y La Comunidad Panel Discussion

2:00pm-3:00pm
Endnote Speaker: Stacy Russo

3:00pm-4:00pm
Zine Making Workshop


Food Pop-Up 
12:00pm-4:00pm

Chicana Vegana
Serving Orange County and surrounding areas delicious and guilt-free Mexican-American food. Never compromise taste or compassion. All ingredients are 100% Vegan.  


Panelist Bios

LibroMobile Presents: From the Streets y La Comunidad
Join LibroMobile and Barrio Writers founder, Sarah Rafael García, in discussion with local emerging writers Jesus Cortez, Marilynn Montaño, Francisco Aviles Pino and Anatalia Vellez. Featured panelists will share poetry, lyrical prose and words of encouragement to inspire more folks in our community to develop and share their ideas through writing.

Jesus Cortez is a poet from West Anaheim. He draws his inspiration from his mother, the city of Anaheim and his immigrant experience. His hope is that his words will mean something to at least one person and that those reading his work will gain some insight into his experiences. Jesus hopes that his words will help bring about positive change, no matter how small.

Marilynn Montaño is a Chicana poet, community organizer, and proud daughter of migrant parents from Puebla, Mexico. Her writings highlight the influx of gentrification, housing, police violence and immigration issues. She has been featured in Mujeres de Maiz, Santanero Zine, Tortilla Power Zine, Seeds of Resistance, Barrio Writers, Los Angeles Water Works, PBS News Hour, among others. In 2013, she received the OC Press Club Award for Best Public Affairs/Education story on housing insecurities in Orange County. Montaño was the Barrio Writers Program Director for five years in Orange County and in Spring 2018 she participated in a 10-week collaborative artist residency at Crear Studio in CSUF Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana.

Francisco Aviles Pino is a writer born in Acapulco and was raised in Anaheim. He is currently a research fellow at UCLA’s department of Chicana/o Studies and a Fellow of the Poetry Foundation’s Emerging Writers, writing on ideas and curricula on youth leadership and educational civic engagement. francisco also works as a youth coordinator for the Orange County Congregation Community Organization and is the community editor for ChispaOC.org. Most recently, they attended the Macondo Writers' Workshop. Their pronouns are they, them and theirs.

Anatalia Vallez is a writer, theater-maker, performer passionate about using art as a tool for creating consciousness and community. Addressing everything from migration, machismo and our relationship to nature, she seeks to find intimate truths and plant seeds to change the world. Her works has been featured in Rebelle Society, Tecolote Anthology, Mujeristas Zine, Lengua Larga Boca Abierta Zine, Broke Bitch Zine, Seeds of Resistance, among others. She is currently an ensemble member of Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, an impact fellow at TeAda Productions and is working on her first poetry chapbook.

Moderator Sarah Rafael García
Since publishing Las Niñas (Floricanto Press 2008), Sarah Rafael García founded Barrio Writers, LibroMobile and Crear Studio. She is editor of the Barrio Writers and pariahs anthologies. In 2016, Sarah Rafael was awarded for SanTana’s Fairy Tales (Raspa Magazine 2017), which was supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, through a grant supporting the Artist-in-Residence initiative at CSUF Grand Central Art Center. Currently, she spends her days writing, providing interdisciplinary arts workshops, and stacking books at LibroMobile in Santa Ana, California.

Endnote Speaker: Stacy Russo
Stacy Russo, a librarian, and professor at Santa Ana College, is a poet, writer, and artist. She believes in lifelong learning; peaceful living; and the power of personal story. Her books include Love Activism (Litwin Books); We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene (Santa Monica Press); and Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings from The Progressive (Litwin Books). Stacy first created zines as a teenager in the 1980s Southern California punk rock scene. Her recent zines are Love is the Greatest Search; Poems a Librarian Wrote on Her Lunch Break; The Barefoot Librarian; and Writings about Tomatoes, Sleep, and Other Magical Things.