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ZINE-MAKING MARATHON AT SPACEUS

  • SPACEUS 20 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Join us for a collective and collaborative Zine Making Marathon! There'll be time to create, share ideas + materials, and workshops led by some amazing local zine artists, creators & writers throughout the day!


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Introductions and warm up drawing session, led by Lily of Mooneaters Collective 
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM: Madison Trapkin of GRLsquash - "Womxn x Food" 
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM: Liz Bolduc - "Childhood Memories & Comics"
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM: Joelle Riffle - "Practice Everyday Practice"
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Moon Eaters Collective - "Constructing Utopia: An Exercise in Radical Imagination"
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM: Jessica Caponigro (Snake Hair Press) - "Witches in Print"
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM: Lex Young - "Book Arts v. Zines" 
7 PM - 8 PM: Potluck and 'Zine & Tell' 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP LEADERS:

GRLsquash: www.grlsquash.com
Liz Bolduc: instagram.com/liz_sux/
Joelle Riffle: joelleriffle.com
Mooneaters Collective: instagram.com/mooneaterscollective/
Jessica Caponigro: www.jessicacaponigro.com/
Lex Young: lexjyoung.squarespace.com

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:

Madison Trapkin of GRL SQUASH: ‘Womxn X Food’ Madison will lead participants in a session going over how to create an 8 page fold zine, incorporating mixed media collage and words with crayon, pen or colored pencil. 

Liz Bolduc: ‘Childhood Memories & Comics’  
An introductory workshop to making autobiographical comics using your own childhood memories or stories. For those interested in learning one way of making a 6 panel comic. Liz will talk about experimenting with art style and story telling your own life.

Joelle Riffle: ‘Practice Everyday Practice’ What can reflecting on our practices and routines (and the ways we deviate from them) tell us about ourselves that we cannot always access or process? Bring a few journals, sketchbooks, lists or whatever physical or digital form your thinking made visible takes. (If you don't have any of that, it's cool -- we'll do a free writing session.) We'll design a system or set of rules with which to observe our lives through these pieces. 

Moon Eaters Collective: ‘Constructing Utopia: An Exercise in Radical Imagination’  
How can we use radical imagination to create a more just society? Join MOON EATERS in envisioning, sketching, and cutting & pasting a collective vision for change. Participants will each contribute a page to a book that will be bound and shared digitally.

Jessica Caponigro: ‘Witches in Print’  
Jessica will lead a presentation about how the patriarchy weaponized the early printing press, how women kept the medium alive in the United States, and how independent publishers use print to create their own histories and archives. 

Lex Young: ‘Book Arts V. Zines’ 
Lex will lead a presentation about early book and zine making and their connection to self-publishing & the importance of self-publishing. This will be followed by several demonstrations on bookmaking.