The Cut and Paste - EIU Zine Symposium is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. March 5 in Witters Conference Room 4440 at Booth Library.
The event will feature a round-table panel discussion with zine makers and academics; a zine production workshop in which participants can learn to make their own zine; and a documentary screening of the film "Zined!" (followed by a question-and-answer discussion with the panelists).
Zines are noncommercial, nonprofessional, small circulation magazines that are produced, published and distributed by the creators. They often focus on topics outside the status quo, such as musical tastes, subcultures, etc. Zines are described as being more than a personal letter, but less than a magazine. They are generally 10 to 40 pages long and are handmade, often through cut-and-paste methods.