Zine Making Workshop

Zine Making Workshop
Guerrilla Publishing / Rowan Taigel (Whakatū Nelson)

A zine making workshop for Rebels and Geurrilla writers, creative types, or people who just have something to say and want the world to know about it.

Made famous by Riot Grrrl and other punk publications, zines are a way to unleash your words into the world in all their raw, authentic, #realnotperfect glory.

Guided by poet Rowan Taigel, you’ll produce your very own bespoke, one-of-a-kind zine, ready for copying and sharing with NZ and the world!

Zines (or fanzines) are hand crafted mini magazines, often about niche subjects, or topics that are important to writers. Zines are a ‘low-tech’/’guerrilla’ form of publishing, often in small batches, using a photocopier to run of a limited number of copies. The aim of this workshop is to teach participants how to make found poetry, or write creatively about their chosen topic, then produce a handmade treasure, that can be copied and shared with the community.

Rowan Taigel is a Nelson-based poet. She enjoys writing in cafes on the weekend, accompanied by one, or more, double-shot flat whites. Her poetry has been published in Landfall, Mayhem Literary Journal, Folly Journal, Takahe Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Aotearotica, Catalyst, After the Cyclone (NZPS Anthology, 2017) and Building a Time Machine (NZPS Anthology, 2012), as well as being a featured poet in A Fine Line (NZPS). Rowan was a guest poet at the 2018 Christchurch Word Festival in a session alongside Bernadette Hall and Hollie McNish and was a guest poet on the podcast All Good Poems Wear Travelling Shoes (2018).

Rowan is a secondary teacher at Nayland College. She teaches creative writing, and zine publication. She has facilitated teen and adult writing workshops, specialising in poetry.

Highly Commended Award at the 2020 Caselberg International Poetry Competition with her poem ‘Catch and Kiss’

3rd place in the 2012 New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition with her poem ‘Swimming With Frame’
Won the 2012 Wintec Open Poetry Competition with her poem ‘Indelible Ink’

Sat 16 & Sat 23 March at 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Elma Turner Library
Rating: PG

$10 +booking fee

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Elma Turner Library

27 Halifax Street
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand