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Kelsey Smith
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  • Olympia, WA
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Do you organize a zine event? A zine picnic? zine readings or a zine fest/symposium/gala/etc? This group is for you!Talk to other zine organizers about workshop, promotions, fundraising, getting event space, etc.See More
Feb 7, 2016
Kelsey Smith commented on Alex Wrekk's group Cascadia ZIne Coalition
Dec 17, 2014
Kelsey Smith commented on Alex Wrekk's group Cascadia ZIne Coalition
"I must confess I totally forgot about this group. Thanks for the reminder, fishspit!"
Dec 17, 2014
Lubomyr Tymkiv left a comment for Kelsey Smith
"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…"
Jan 7, 2013
Kelsey Smith posted an event

Local Zine Spotlight with Letters and Foxdye at the Olympia Timberland Library! at Olympia Timberland Library

May 22, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
Join us for an evening of zine love with Northwest independent media darlings Alexis Wolf (Ilse Content & Hyena in Petticoats), Amina Foxdye (Sugar and Heartstrings), Ariel Birks (Jesus Christ Super Zine), Joshua James Amberson (Basic Paper Airplane & the Prince Zine), and Kymberly Walden (A Lover: Journals and Letters), followed by music from Letters and Foxdye. An assortment of zines will be available for purchase from Ms Valerie Park and Sweet Candy distros.See More
May 22, 2012
Kelsey Smith commented on Kelsey Smith's event 24 Hour Zine Thing with Gumar and His Magical Midi Band!
"UPDATE: Gumar and His Magical Midi Band sadly aren't able to perform tonight, but we were able to fill their void with TWO amazing Olympia bands- the Maxines and Happy Noose!  Hope to see some of you there."
Jul 29, 2011
Kelsey Smith commented on Jenna Freedman's group Zine Librarians
"Congrats on the Albuquerque Zinefest!  I wish I could go.  My brother lives there, so maybe next year..."
Jul 29, 2011
Kelsey Smith posted events
Jul 21, 2011

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Posted on August 16, 2009 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

I had a tremendously awesome 24 Hour Zine Thing & Reading at my library, and I took some pictures during the reading. I wish I had thought to take pictures during the zinemaking portion of the event, which had over 20 attendees including an 8 year old and a 78 year old. At least 8 of the attendees completed zines (including the 8 year old!). The reading had over 40 attendees. I was boggled at the event's success, which was mostly due to the draw of 6 great zine readers...…


Portland Zine Symposium

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 9:36am 0 Comments

Well, I just got back from the 2009 Portland Zine Symposium, and I wanted to give you all some praise. This was the first year I've volunteered for the event, and I was very impressed with the cooperative spirit and overall positive vibe of this year's event. I also wanted to thank everyone who donated a zine to the Olympia Library's collection- you know who you are, and I thank you a hundred million times over. See y'all next year...

Seattle area zinesters- we need you!

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 11:29am 3 Comments

In conjunction with the Zine Librarians Unconference coming up on March 14th and 15th at ZAPP, we are having a zine reading at Cafe Allegro on Saturday, March 14th at 7pm. We need more readers! Now's your chance to read shoulder to shoulder with Alex Wrekk of Stolen Sharpie Revolution and Brainscan fame and genius barber Zach Mandeville of Funwater Awesome zine! If you're interested, reply here or head on over to the zine librarians unconference wiki to sign up.…


Thanks for creating this!

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 11:54am 1 Comment

Hi, all. I'm Kelsey, and I live in Olympia. I've made a few zines in my life, and made even more artists' books. Mostly, though, I'm just a big fan of zines and a zine librarian. I created a zine collection for my library (Olympia Timberland Library) this year. We have over 200 zines in the collection so far, and it's growing slowly as time goes on. Anyhow, just wanted to introduce myself and thank Krissy for putting this forum together. I'll be looking to buy new zines for the library in our… Continue

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At 7:30am on January 7, 2013, 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.

At 1:00pm on February 27, 2010, Joshua James Amberson said…
You rule.
At 10:41am on July 28, 2009, katie said…
Hi Kelsey! So nice to meet you at PZS! I'm glad you had a good time :)
At 1:13pm on May 24, 2009, Mandy (Teeny Tiny Press) said…
You make artists' books! :) Are there scans of your work online anywhere?
At 12:16pm on March 19, 2009, Danielle Rodeo Warhola said…
Hey Kelsey - I visit oly often (Bi weekly at best). Do you want to trade some time and chat about zines? Hope you had fun at the conference if you went. xo
At 1:25pm on March 16, 2009, Dan 10things said…
Kelsey- I'd love to donate some old 10 Things and other zines to you're library collection if you want to give me a shipping address. --Dan
At 6:22pm on March 14, 2009, nicki sabalu said…
Hi Kelsey! With silly luck, I just saw the message about the zine reading in Seattle today. I looked up at my dear friends sitting beside me with a saddened face as I realized the event was this very evening. I would have loved to participate. We're working on the layout for a project tonight, otherwise I would hop a bus in attempt to hear others read. Thank you for thinking of me. I hope it goes well and would be excited to hear about the conference!

At 7:21pm on March 11, 2009, Dr. Danny Swank said…
"Hello, Mr. Swank. I'm a big fan. I was wondering if you thought Ozzy the Lazy Ass Panda might come live with me and my family?

PS- I totally rocked out to that blind woman playing the armonica in the touristy Quaker church in Philly last summer! She's awesome."

Hey, Ozzy rolls where he wants, although I may suggest trying to lure him with waffles and stolen toiletries.

I am ecstatic that you were able to witness that woman rock the armonica! I had no idea where she was located, but now I may have to take a trip to the Philadelphia badlands to hear her for myself. I've always wondered what those things sound like.
At 10:07am on September 15, 2008, Art Bureau said…
Thanks for the Art Bureau praise! To answer your question: Katy Horan Gocco printed (and hand-assembled) the Deathly Spirits book herself.

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