Want to make your own zine? You're in luck!
For a list of zine-making workshops planned for fall 2023, please read on. Note that individual workshops are broken up by location, which is in bold. Workshops offered in partnership with the Radical Librarianship Institute are being offered at several different locations around Westfield.
If you have any questions about the workshops listed below, or if you would like to schedule your own workshop, please contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ely Library, Westfield State University
Westfield on Weekends Creative Arts Center
Save the dates for our Spring 2024 workshop lineup! We will be offering zine workshops on the following dates:
Westfield State University's Ely Library
WOW Creative Arts Center
"The Radical Librarian Institute is the most extensive library continuing education program focused on supporting library professionals to push for widespread systemic change that is centered on social and racial equality, collective action, community strengthening, and public participation."
- Radical Librarianship Institute, California Rare Book School, UCLA
In late summer of 2023, Research and Instruction Librarian Anna Boutin-Cooper attended a week-long summer institute called the Radical Librarianship Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anna's proposed project, titled Cultivating a Creative & Inclusive Community with Zines, was selected out of over 120 applications alongside 23 other projects.
The main goal of Anna's project is to foster a strong community of disabled folks living, working, and learning in Westfield, MA through the production of a community zine by and for disabled individuals. The production of this zine will be fostered through a series of zine workshops, listed above and open to the general public, to teach interested participants the basics of zine creation. The first 25 contributors to send in their submissions to the zine will be compensated for their time with a $40 Visa gift card.
If you are interested in participating in the community zine, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/mnxeTTrf98dDPKGw6. If you have any questions about the project, please reach out to Anna at email@example.com. You do not need to participate in a workshop in order to have your work included in the community zine, but it is highly encouraged.