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Jen Pilles
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  • Oakville, Ontario
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Jen Pilles - Sheridan Zine Library

Sheridan Zine Library

Hello there! I run the Sheridan Zine Library in Oakville, Ontario (we are always looking for donations!) and I ran the Welland Zine Library for about 3 years, and helped set up the OCAD zine library in Toronto. I also run a bi-weekly zine culture/workshop/community group called the Sheridan Self Publishers. We do fun things like go to zine fairs, work on group zines, put on fundraisers for the zine library etc. etc. etc. We will be having a zine fair in Oakville on February 12 and 13 from 12- 5 pm. If your in the area and are interested in being a vendor let me know!

I have been making zines for about 8 years. Old titles include: How to Start a Revolution (10 issues), Tiki Girl Without a Cause (6 issues, now an anthology), Visual Thought (5 issues), Escaping Suburbia (6 issues), Thinking in Thailand (4 issues), and a bunch of one offs (Creatures of the Deep, Beginnings, Everything Else, Summer in the Suburbs)

More recent/still in print zines include: Sketchbag (an art zine), Asante Sana (travel zine from Tanzania), Art School, Love Letters (a visual love letter), Between Homes (most recent, a tale of moving and falling in love),Poetree (a small poetry zine), and Everything (a visual dictionary of my life).

Also available is On the Cusp #1 - the Sheridan Self Publishers group zine

Current goals include developing a zine culture lesson plan to teach at an arts college one day, and making the Sheridan Zine Library grow and prosper exponentially.

article on the Sheridan Zine Library library: http://sheridansunonline.sheridanc.on.ca/convocation/arts_zinegirl.html

Article on the OCAD zine library launch:

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At 11:29am on December 1, 2012, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine. mailposht[.]gmail[.]com

At 5:46am on January 5, 2010, Bradley Adita said…
add me upski!
At 10:08am on October 28, 2009, Synthia Nicole said…
hey there Jen, wanna trade? i have 2 issues of my own "damaged mentality" available and 1 issue of "flood - filling the viod and refusing to drown" which is a split with my sister's for social fustice group. interested?
At 7:46pm on September 14, 2009, Thea Mundell said…
At 6:42pm on February 20, 2009, amy // twelveohtwo said…
thanks for having us! sorry we weren't able to make the 2nd day. congrats on a great event!
At 3:16pm on February 17, 2009, e.war said…
hey jenn,
as for the library, any time is good when ever the cafe is open, 10 am till 9 pm monday to saturday..... let me know when you guys plan to come down and maybe i can be there too.
At 9:08pm on February 15, 2009, e.war said…
hey good work on the zine fair, i was happy to be apart of it, looking fowrad to next year!
At 8:08pm on January 24, 2009, Bonnie MacAllister said…
I would love to donate some zines!
At 10:58am on January 13, 2009, Eric Orchard said…
Thanks for the invite! I really wish I could make it.
At 10:16am on December 14, 2008, chantal said…


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