Asheville Zine Fest is an exhibition for independent publishers, small press and creators of zines, comics, chapbooks, anthologies, pamphlets, and other readables. Our first zine fest took place in beautiful Asheville, NC on May 1, 2016 at the Grey Eagle.

Year two will happen Sunday May 7th, 2017 at the Refinery Creator Space in Asheville, NC from 11-4pm.

We aim to be a family friendly event so we ask vendors to label any mature content so parents will know before approaching the table. We reserve the right to remove any problematic material in the interest of providing a safe space for all our attendees.

We also aim to be a safe space event for all. We will not tolerate any forms of discrimination or harrasment including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, etc.

We now have an Event Page on Facebook – please invite your friends to our show!

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @avlzinefest.

Questions? Email

Founded and organized by:

Shawn Scott Smith: My zines contain my flash fiction, poetry and short stories. My website is at this link and i am on twitter as luckycreature.


Jessica C. White: I make prints and books in my basement studio in west Asheville, NC. Someone once looked at my work, then told me that in person I’m “surprisingly normal.” See more of my stuff at my website here and follow my ramblings on Twitter and Instagram @jessicacwhite.

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