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'Silly Zines' workshop for Black and POC writers with Olivia Hicks

Edinburgh is a City of Literature

Event Date: 11 July 2020
Author / Presenters: Olivia Hicks

Craft your own zine in this fun zine-making workshop for Black writers and writers of colour - no art skills required!

About this Event

Join Olivia Hicks for this free, 2-hour online zine-making workshop for all genres and all levels - no art skills or drawing required!

Please be mindful when booking. This is a workshop for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland (or normally resident in Scotland, outside of Covid-19 circumstances).


Zines are a liberating medium because it doesn’t depend on your art level.

Come ready with a piece of your own writing (a poem, story, non-fiction, or notes) about a topic that you have a passion for: maybe a film, musician, hobby, personal experience or historical event. During the workshop, Olivia will take you through the process of making an easy A4 zine. By the end of the session you will have a zine on that topic (or a mostly completed zine that you can finish later).

Zines are fun, personal, and easy to disseminate – a great way to share your interests! There are multiple ways to make an exciting and colourful zine, and none of these depend of your art level. A zine can include drawings or comics, or calligraphy, or you can create your zine out of collage – no drawing required. 

The Details

  • A max of 15 spaces, open to writers in all genres
  • This workshop will be hosted online using Webex (instructions will be sent to participants closer to workshop date)
  • Examples of zines will be shared before and during the workshop - see the example below and more on Hesitant Doodle
  • A chance to relax and explore your creativity in a different medium
  • The workshop will include creative prompts and time to share
  • Bring drawing and/or collage materials if you want to draw or make a collage
  • The workshop includes a 15-20 min break
  • Please respond to the RSVP 4 days before the event to retain your ticket*

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