Now in its fourth year, the Kentucky Fried Zine Fest will take place at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center on Saturday August 13 from Noon-6pm. The event is free, open to the public, and all ages.
Creators will display and sell zines (independently produced magazines) mini comics, and more. Price s range from $1-$10. There will be interactive craft stations and readings throughout the day.
The Kentucky Fried Zine Fest (KFZ) is an independent event whose purpose is to showcase DIY zines, comics, book & paper arts, and the work of independent publishers, with an emphasis on creators from the Kentucky/Southern region. The organizers intend to create a space for individuals to meet, interact and learn from one another about DIY publishing.
KFZ also creates original self-published works in collaboration with various fundraisers and local events. Last year, KFZ created an original version of the word game Mad Libs, consisting of stories about the history of the Lyric Theatre and Lexington’s East Endneighborhood, along with word games, trivia and photos.
The Lyric's Development Director Ashley Smith said, “The Lyric is thrilled to partner with KFZ on this amazing community event. The creative and educational components of zines are tools to raise awareness on social issues in a fun and engaging way.”
For more information visit kfzines.org