Learn the ABCs of making a zine in this upcoming workshop!

Learn the ABCs of making a zine in this upcoming workshop!

Scanned flier for the zine-making workshop, which shows collaged images and text from a 1970s recipe book

In this workshop zine-maker Amanda Stevens will walk you through what is a zine, different types of zines, the history of zines, and everything you need to know to make a zine. We'll learn how to use zine-making equipment available at the Anchor Archive Zine Library and then we'll make a collaborative zine together on a topic of the group's choice. Everyone will take home a copy and be ready to make a zine of their own. There is a suggested donation of $10-$30 per attendee to cover supplies and the facilitator's time, and to support the Zine Library.

Space is limited, so register here for the workshop on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 pm at the Anchor Archive Zine Library, 2177 Gottingen Street.

Zines are self-published print publications made outside of mainstream press and media, so they can be about anything you want and anyone can make them. You produce and distribute them using inexpensive, everyday tools like paper, scissors, glue sticks, and photocopiers. Many zine-makers are marginalized folks whose voices or views are excluded from mainstream channels. Zines often convey personal stories or radical political information or perspectives. Or they can be unique artistic creations. Zines can be a way to express yourself, find your voice, be creative in a low-pressure way, and make something to share with your friends or the world.

Workshop facilitator Amanda Stevens has been making zines since 1994 on topics like how to make friends, communicating with cats, peeing outside, women's orgasms, walking, and online dating. Amanda is a librarian who helps to collectively operate the Anchor Archive Zine Library and manages the Library's online catalogue. She also coordinated the Halifax Zine Fair from 2016 to 2020. You can see some of her zines in her online store and find her @lettertoamanda.