About the Event
Create your own zine or mini-zine with poet and artist Amber McCrary. A zine is a homemade magazine made with pictures, stickers, pens, and artwork. There will also be a wide variety of zines to read from. Feel free to bring any photos, poetry, or artwork to include in your zine.
Amber McCrary is a Diné poet, zinester, feminist, and artist. She is Red House born for Mexican people. Originally from Shonto, Arizona, McCrary was raised in Flagstaff, where she discovered her love for punk rock and do-it-yourself culture. She earned a bachelor of arts from Arizona State University in political science with a minor in American Indian studies. She received a master of fine arts in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry at Mills College. She is also the creator of the zines DANG! (Daydreaming, Awkward, Native, Girl) Vol. 1 and Vol.2, Angsty Asdzáá: Tales of an angry Indigenous womxn zine, and The Asdzáá Beat. She recently released a chapbook titled Electric Deserts! (Tolsun Books). McCrary is the owner and founder of Abalone Mountain Press, which is dedicated to publishing Indigenous voices. She is also a board member of the Northern Arizona Book Festival. You can find her poems, interviews, and art at Yellow Medicine Review, Poetry magazine, Room magazine, Poets and Writers magazine, and the Navajo Times. McCrary resides in Mesa.