Cork County Council’s Arts Office will deliver Hallow-zine, a free four-day zine making course aimed at LGTBQIA+ Young Adults (14 – 23 years), this midterm. Writer Kel Menton and artist Annie Forrester will lead the course, giving participants the skills to develop their own zines. Hallowzine is part of the Council’s wider Rainbow Writers and Illustrators programme for LGBTQIA+ young adults.
A zine is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images. Zines draw inspiration from a "do-it-yourself" philosophy; they are often handmade and photocopied for distribution. Zines have historically been produced by various under-represented groups, as an alternative to mainstream media and publishing.
Kel Menton is a writer from Cork, whose work has been published in the Irish Examiner, Good Day Cork, and the ROPES literary journal. They write about LGBTQIA+ identity and are adept at working with young people. Kel is committed to creating a space where young people feel safe, inspired, and can develop their independence. Annie Forrester is an illustrator based in Cork, and is in her own words, a devoted ‘zinester’. She curates the annual Cork Zine Fest with three other passionate zine enthusiasts.
Hallow-zine is supported by Creative Ireland. No previous writing or drawing experience is required to apply, and there is no cost to participate.
To sign up or for more information contact T: 021 4285995 E: email@example.com
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