SATURDAY June 13 from 10:30am - 1pm
2 1/2 hour Workshop with Laurie Corral, founder and director of Asheville Book Works
Zines have a long history in print, dating back to Gutenberg’s invention. Perhaps as revolutionary as the Internet, the idea of self-publishing was born with the first casting of movable type. Each generation has utilized the zine to promote, express, disseminate and share the most current thoughts and ideas. From Benjamin Franklin to punk rock, zines have recorded the rhythm and unease of their time.
Words and Images mix it up in this fast-paced creative sprint. At night – we dream. You will add your own dream prompts to the zinesphere, a custom zine machine designed by AVL artist Margaret Cogswell. Everyone will choose 3 prompts from the zinesphere for inspiration. You will learn a handy, one-sheet, eight-page fold for making zines called, The Secret Room.
Stuff to bring – scissors, your favorite pens or pencil, a glue stick, and any printed matter like books, magazines, photos and any paper ephemera that can cut and mined for zine content. We’ll have, a typewriter, a sewing machine, and a variety of paper and other stuff. We’ll have a B & W copier to make copies for sharing.