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FYSB 1745: Border Stories

Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman created this guide to support zine-making in Francesca Ochoa's First Year Seminar Workshop: Border Stories

Read and Discuss

Introduce the zine you read in pairs or trios for five minutes:

  • How did you select your zine?
  • What does the zine say about its creator--directly or indirectly?
  • Why do you think they chose a zine as their medium?
  • Are there graphics in the zine? Handwriting? Collages? Do they complement or complicate the text? (Think about the Piepmeier reading)
  • What else can you observe about the physicality of your selection?
  • How does the zine make you feel?

Group show & tell.

Zines Are

What is a zine?

expression collection creative archive knowledge uncensored artistic aesthetic collage perspectives journal messy/free-spirited personality crafty megaphone