By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 17, 2008 at 6:23 AM

The first Milwaukee Zine Fest is this weekend, July 18-20, and it's free. The event takes place on the fourth floor of the Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., on the UW-Milwaukee campus.

What's a zine? It's a low budget, self-published underground publication. Local zines like Mutate Zine, Riverwurst Comics, Abandon City and more will have a table at Zine Fest to share and sell DIY periodicals.

The fun starts Friday night with a cookout and baseball / kickball game at 4 p.m. Bands play from 6 to 10 p.m. at Nowhere Central, 1315 W. McKinley Ave. Music events will take place on Saturday and Sunday night, too.

The zine fair is Saturday afternoon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature workshops, shopping and dialogues. On Sunday, indie films, workshops, presentations and dialogues run from 1 to 5 p.m.  These events are on the fourth floor of Meir Library.

For more information on the Milwaukee Zine Fest and a full itinerary, go here.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.