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Release: Feb. 10, 2003

UI Museum Of Art Will Host "Zine-Making Party" Feb. 20

The University of Iowa Museum of Art will host the "READ Zine-Making Party #4" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in the atrium of the museum.

Bradley Adita, the publisher and editor of READ, a local alternative publication, will lead the collaborative "hands-on" workshop. Attendees will make a page to contribute to the Vol. 4, the next issue of READ Zine, with collage materials including photographs, drawings, text and poetry.

People are encouraged to bring their own ideas and materials, but creative tools will be provided at the event as well. The event is free and open to the public.

In the past two decades "zines" -- an informal word derived from magazine -- have become a street literary phenomenon. They are self-published periodicals with small press runs, often photocopied, noncommercial, frequently impertinent and confrontational with mainstream culture and media. The estimated 20,000 zines that exist in the United States today vary largely in topic to appeal to numerous audiences with specialized interests.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open noon to 10 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north of the museum.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Alexander, 319-384-0072, Writer: Dana Kavan.

BROADCASTERS: "zines" is pronounced zeens (rhymes with scenes).