CROWN HEIGHTS: Thursday, June 23 & 30, 5:30-7:30 pm
Brooklyn Community Pride Center, in partnership with Booklyn and the Brooklyn GHOST Project, is inviting the TGNC community to engage in zine making!
Zines are handmade books. Typically, they are created by individuals, by hand, with basic materials–paper, scissors, pens, and a whole lotta love and attitude.
In this series of two workshops, Elvis Bakaitis will teach the one-page zine technique to facilitate the development of personal and community-based storytelling at Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Through visual, tactile, and writing prompts participants will create their own one-sheet zine, and contribute to a collectively made book.
This is a free workshop. No experience is necessary. Materials and tools will be provided. Curriculum for this workshop can be found in the Booklyn Education Manual, which is a free download here: https://booklyn.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-booklyn-edmanual.pdf
Elvis B. is a longtime zinemaker and co-founder of the NYC Feminist Zinefest. Deeply involved in queer archiving, Elvis is a Coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, board member of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies and the University LGBTQ Council at the City University of New York.
Let’s Make Zines Together is presented by Booklyn, Inc in collaboration with Brooklyn Community Pride Center and is made possible in part by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the NY City Council. Booklyn, Inc. is an artist-run, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. We envision a world in which art and bookmaking are tools for education, personal agency, community engagement, and activism.