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Menstruation Research Symposium 2023


spill it: a menstruation research symposium

March 24, 2023 | 1:00-4:00 pm | Aboriginal Gathering Place (S4650) Douglas College New Westminster Campus

This Menstruation Research event is free and open to the public.  The DCLZC (Douglas College Library Zine Collective) will host a table with related Zines and library resources.  Come visit our table before, during and after the symposium.  If you have created a zine bring it along to donate to the library.  Join the DCLZC if you are interested in hearing about Zine events, new Zines and generally supporting Zines@Douglas.  For more information email

At the symposium, hear from a range of emerging and established researchers aiming to shed light on all things menstruation.  The library has started to collect research created by Douglas Faculty and students.  Want to know more check out the what is happening at Menstruation Research Group site in DOOR (DOuglas Open Repository)


Click here for full symposium event speakers and to register at Eventbrite

Online Canzine 2023

Online Canzine 2023 Banner

Save the Date! 

Online Canzine 2023 will take place this April 7 to 13. This festival of zines and underground print will feature zines from around the world! 

Zine Opportunities at Douglas College Library


We have funds!  The library has started a new Zine collection fund which enables us to purchase Zines for our growing collection.  If you have a suggestion for purchase send the title, author and link to where the zine can be purchased to 

We are currently collecting Zines that relate to:

  • Canadian, BC + local topics and perspectives
  • Crime + justice
  • Indigenous + BIPOC 
  • Gender + LGBTQ2S
  • Health
  • History + politics
  • Labour + employment
  • DC student perspectives including creative and literary

There are a few more opportunities at Douglas College Library to participate in Zine building. 

  • The first one is if you have created a Zine and you would like to donate it to the Douglas College Library Zine collection.  Share this donation drive with your friends, students, staff and faculty if they create Zines.  The donation drive is an all year event.
  • You can also get on an email list to be kept aware of Zine events at Douglas College library.  email and mention you would like to hear about Zine events at Douglas College library during the year.
  • Join the newly created DCLZC (Douglas College Library Zine Collective) email for more information.

We Want Your Zines! More Donation information

ZIne Unconference 2023

logo created for the first ZLuC by David Lasky


The 2023 Zine Librarian unConference (ZLuC) will be held in San Francisco!

What: ZLuC is an inspirational, informative, and fun gathering of people who care deeply about zines and their ability to change lives for the better.

Where: the University of San Francisco and San Francisco Public Library (plus field trips hopefully to the East Bay!)

When: Friday August 4 and Saturday August 5, 2023. Additional events (such as tours or zine readings) may be held on Sunday August 6.

Who: Everyone is welcome! The primary audience is workers and volunteers from academic, public, and special libraries, as well as community-oriented independent libraries and archives. If you’re interested in zines in libraries and archives, we’re happy to have you join in the fun.

Why: To share the zine love!

How much: Registration for the conference is free. Stay tuned for more info about registering.

Submit your Zine to Broken Pencil for Review

Submit Zines and books to be reviewed in Broken Pencil

We want to see your zines, chapbooks, comics or small press books for our reviews section!  Broken Pencil accepts zines, books, comics, videos/films, mail-art and other cool stuff for review. There are no deadlines for mailing in review material to Broken Pencil. We do not review short stories and poems that aren’t in zine form, nor do we accept submissions for publication by mail.

Here’s how to mail us your zine to review!

To submit through Canada Post, mail your work to us at Broken Pencil, PO Box 203, Station P, Toronto, ON, M5S 2S7 Canada. 

Or, for international submissions, you may use our US address: Broken Pencil c/o Gutter Pop Comics
1421 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216, United States.

Past Zine Events