longarmstaplerJoin us for a unique event in the Storefront Library on Saturday, December 12, 3-6PM: a workshop for teens introducing zines (“zeens”) and zine-making. The free session will cover the basics: how to spot zines, where to look for them and what they can be used for. It will also feature step-by-step instructions on how to construct a zine and opportunities to make your own zine. More from the Papercut Librarians:

“We hope this will be the first in a series of “Immediate Zine” group zine-making experiments hosted by The Papercut Zine Library, in collaboration with the Storefront Library.

Papercut staffers will lead a conversation exploring the big questions of whats a zine? Where do zines come from? Why do people make them? What do they look like? If I were to make a zine, how big should i make the margins? How do I work this long-arm stapler? etc.

papercutParticipants will then be asked to build themselves a page or two for a group-zine on the topic of: Free Expression. Take some time to write something up, draw a cartoon, build a collage, whatever. The results will be laid-out, photocopied and collated on the spot, giving participants a full seed-to-cabbage type of zine-making experience–plus a new zine full of original art and ideas.

papercutBackground: The Papercut Zine Library, booted out from the rad free space it occupied in Harvard Square for four years, was this fall graciously offered some shelf-space by the Chinatown Storefront Library. The Storefront asked Papercut to run a zine-making workshop, and this is what we came up with. It could turn out prettty good, we think.”
—Papercut Zine Librarians