This workshop was initially designed for and presented to two classes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (WMNS 201) and Introduction to LGBT Studies (LGBT 200).
Materials needed: zines on various topics to use as examples. Optional: A list of discussion questions to tuck into the zines to inspire discussion in the group activity.
Zine Workshop Outline
Introduction: Who I am, Why I am there. How I came to get involved with zines. Remind them they can ask questions at any time. E-Mail on Board. Please get in touch with me if you would like to know more about zines, or need help researching for your final project.
I. Describe Workshop Structure:
First half = small group discussions Second half = Zine discussion
The format is facilitated discussion not lecture. It’s important to know the history of zines, but I’d like your first interaction with zines to be more organic (as mine was). You can learn both from the content and format, as well as your reaction to the content/format. So my only advice is to be aware of what stands out the most to you.
Initial Discussion Questions
II. ACTIVITY. Small Group Zine Analysis: