Tue, 07 Nov|
Tiny Zines - Big Ideas! | 3 Part Course | Limited 15 Places | £54
Mack Sproates' introduction to zine-making course will look at the history of zine making, help you to explore your passions creatively and you will leave the course with your very own zine! For all writer levels incl. beginners. 15 Participants Max. Starts Tue 7th November.
Time & Location
07 Nov 2023, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
About the Event
Tue 7th November 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Tue 14th November 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Tue 21st November 7.30pm - 9/00pm
Run by artist - theatre maker and writer Mack Sproates, this introduction to zine-making course will look at the history of zine making, help you to explore your passions creatively and you will leave the course with your very own zine! During the workshops we will participate in some creative writing and idea generating activities, as well as thinking about the future prospects of where your zine could go. This will be a fun and relaxed space for you to try out a new creative medium, test out and share ideas and speak with and collaborate withother LGBTQIA+ creatives.
Session 1 - Introduction to Zine-making
- This session will explore the history of zine-making, look at some zine examples (With a focus on Queer Zines and LGBTQIA+ Writers) and will explore the study / research behind the power and importance of zine-making
- We will take part in some creative writing and gentle art activities to start exploring ideas for our zines, as well as getting to know the other creatives in the group
- You will leave the session with the start of your own mini zine
Session 2 - Generating Ideas for your zines
- We will take part in some creative writing and idea generating activities led by your interests and passions to help develop content and material for your zine
- There will time to play, create and chat ideas over with the group
- You will leave the session with a theme for your zine, a plan for your pages or content ideas
Session 3 - Sharing, collaboration and the future of your zine
- This session will be a space for you to share your zine and creative writing. There will be the offer of feedback (if you would like it)
- We will participate in some fun collaborative zine activities
- We will think about what the future life of your zine could be, looking at tips and advice for zine-makers, thinking about your audience and exploring different options on where you could take your zine (For example selling your zines, collaboration, call-outs, zine libraries and festivals)
- You will leave the session with a plan for your next steps for your zine
Minimum Course Numbers 2023
To keep Out on the Page sustainable whilst allowing for experimentation and diversity in the range of activities we offer, we are setting minimum course numbers for our paid activities to go ahead. The minimum attendee number for this course to ahead is 6. If for some reason, this is not reached by 7 days before the course, we will cancel the activity and refund anyone who has bought tickets within two weeks.
Limited places are available for writers who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. To request a bursary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mack Sproates
Mack is a full time freelance facilitator, theatremaker and writer with experience in scriptwriting, cabaret and comedy. They work with LGBTQ+ organisations such as Curious Arts and Northern Pride to deliver zine making and family activities. They are also a casual freelance artist with venues such as The Baltic and East Durham Creates, providing zine, creative writing and art activities. Mack is really interested in using zines as forms of empowerment, collaboration, self healing, activism and a way to create awareness of issues and experiences that are not usually explored in the mainstream. Thier work is inspired by pop culture, cartoons, comedy, 80s movies and trans/non-binary experiences, and they self publish their own zines such as Hail to the Zine Baby and Stay Home Stay Queer.
This ticket covers all 3 workshops. Partial Bursaries are available for those writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. To request a bursary, please email email@example.com.£54.00