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Writing as Activism

FIT Class Taught by Melissa Tombro, Librarian Jenna Freedman

Zine Construction


  • color
  • construction
  • relief prints


  • staples
  • sewing
  • stab
  • materials


  • illustrations
  • fair use/copyright
  • photographs
  • typography/handwriting
  • backgrounds


  • prose
  • art
  • poems
  • games
  • collages
  • internet content
  • metadata: author/title/date/publication location/rights
  • manifestos
  • white space
  • excerpts
  • reviews


  • personal
  • political
  • art
  • literary
  • split
  • compilation
  • minicomics
  • DIY

Check out the Design Center for sewing, print making, and page marbling.

There are a long-armed stapler and a paper cutter in the zine library.

Plan/Wireframe with Your Group

photo of a cat lying on piles of zine pages

Get in your groups & begin to brainstorm!

Will you work in a large group or in pairs on sections?

Or will each person have n pages to work on?

How will you coordinate?

What conscious design decisions do you want to make?

Do you want the whole thing to be super cohesive, or will each person/group do their thing?