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GIRLS SPEAK OUT: Zine Making Workshop

  • Comox Valley Transition Society 625 England Avenue Courtenay, BC Canada (map)

Sketch, draw or write your thoughts in a safe space. This program is open to all self identified women ages 16-21.

Materials and snacks provided!

PART 1: 12-2:00 PM

A discussion about zines and self-publishing: talking about the histories of where zines came from (science fiction fans, punk, and riot grrrl scenes), and where they are today. 

*Exercise or discussion around storytelling - how to write your own stories for zines

*Browse and explore a large collection of zines 

2:00PM - 3:00PM BREAK

PART 2: 3:00-6:00

A chance to make a zine of your own! 

*We will go over different ways to make the zine (booklets), and different ways to bind them (staplers, sewing, etc)

*There will be paper, pens, pencils, markers, and collage materials available

Option of learning basic lino cut print making for cover


Instructor Bio: 

Kerri Flannigan is an artist and educator currently based in Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Territories who explores methods of storytelling and documentary through art and zines. Coming-of-age confessions, queerness, and swimming and have all been subjects of recent works. Kerri is a longtime zinemaker and has won two best zine awards at Montreal’s small press fair – Expozine.

All hosts would like to gratefully acknowledge that this event is happening on the traditional, unceded territory of the K'ómoks First Nation.

Sponsored by the Community Drug Strategy Committee (Comox Valley).

Earlier Event: April 25
Men's Conversation Group
Later Event: April 29
Computer Class