From Artists’ Books to Zines

Date and Time: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 8am-4pm

Location: Willis Library

From Artists’ Books to Zines is a new initiative from UNT Special Collections in conjunction with our Biennial Artists’ Book Competition to provide students and other attendees interested in the book arts field an opportunity to connect with other artists and creators working in the medium, foster engaging scholarship and discussion related to the field, explore and promote the reemergence of zines and their connections to the book arts field, and to honor and celebrate the participants and winners of the 2023-2024 Artists’ Book Competition cycle.

During From Artists’ Books to Zines, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to curated panels related to the book arts featuring UNT and TWU faculty, community organizers, and artists, hear a keynote presentation with recognized book artist Candace Hicks, view a pop-up exhibition of 2023-2024 Artists’ Book Competition entries, take part in a collaborative zine workshop, attend the official opening of UNT Special Collection’s new browsable zine library, and attend the reception for the Artists’ Book Competition where winners and honorable mentions will be recognized and announced. The symposium will be free to attend and food and refreshments will be provided throughout the day, but registration will be required due to space constraints.

Register for From Artists’ Books to Zines here.

From Artists’ Books to Zines Symposium Schedule

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Time Event Location
8:00am - 8:45am Registration Check In and Breakfast


8:45am - 9:00am Welcome


9:00am - 10:00am Artists' Books Panel


10:00am - 10:15am Break  
10:15am - 11:15am Zines Panel


11:15am - 12:15pm Zine Workshop

250 C/H/J

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch / Zine Workshop Cont.

250 C/H/J

1:15pm - 1:30pm Break  
1:30pm - 2:30pm Keynote with Candace Hicks


2:30pm - 4:00pm 13th Biennial Artists’ Book Competition Reception


9:00am - 1:30pm UNT Zine Library Grand Opening


9:00am - 1:30pm 13th Biennial Artists’ Book Competition Pop-Up Exhibit


Willis Library, UNT Denton

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