DEAR DIARY ZINE FEST aims to celebrate the healing and transformative power of telling our stories through perzines. In 2018, we created the first ever perzine fest out of necessity. Many of the zine fests we attended were slowly becoming arts and craft fairs with little to no perzines in sight, so we decided to create a different kind of fest. We want to uplift marginalized groups, first time and long time zine makers. Let it all out and share it with us!

This year we are offering a virtual program April 30th - May 6th on our website. Check back for more details!

Our in-person fest will be held on May 7, 2023 at Humanist Hall. 390 27th St., Oakland, CA 94612 from 11am-5pm.

You can read our safer space policy for our in-person fest HERE.