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Zine Lunch! Presented by Sarabande Writing Labs | Virtual

January 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - March 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Zine Lunch! is free and available to the public. Workshops are online via Zoom. Registration required. 


January 6: “Create a Graphic Waka Poem!,” with Naoko Fujimoto

A free workshop with Naoko Fujimoto. In this workshop, participants will experience three things. They will understand what waka-poetry is; use their senses, especially their hearing, to create images; and think about poetry line-breaks. Naoko will guide participants through an original Japanese waka poem, introduce the translation, and adapt their interpretation into their own graphic waka.

January 20: “A Very Absurd Rainbow,” with Sarah Flood-Baumann

A free workshop with Sarah Flood-Baumann. Using the colors of the rainbow, let’s get curious and weird! Among the several exercises, we will draw with our non-dominant hand, make our favorite curse word all fancy and even create just a very pretty purple pattern.

January 27:  “Poetic Comic Zines,” with Juniper Kim

A free workshop with Juniper Kim. In this workshop, participants will be guided through the creation of two short poetry comics, each in the form of a zine. Each poetry comic will play with the structure of the book itself, encouraging exploration of the relationship between text and image. Participants will leave with two original mini-comics, plus advice on how to make and distribute copies if so desired! This poetry comics zine workshop is open to all skill sets; no previous poetry or comics experience needed.

February 3: “TENDERERER DADA BUTTONS,” with Robert Eric Shoemaker

A free workshop with Robert Eric Shoemaker.

February 10: “Make a Friendship Zine,” with Sarah Mirk

Join us to celebrate the most wonderful people in the world: your friends! In this workshop, we’ll learn how to fold a one-page zine and then draw a zine to gift to a friend, based on several fun prompts.

February 24: “Stamps and Stickers,” with Chaitali Sen

In this workshop we will make a digital or paper zine which takes postage stamps or other kinds of small stickers/thumbnail art to generate ideas for a story, essay, or poem. Participants can take a deep dive into one image, collect several images from the same place or along the same theme, or any combination of words and visuals they want. This is designed for people who are not good at drawing.

March 3: “Kolosales’ Efímera,” with Chip Livingston

In this workshop we’ll play Efímera, a stimulating visual exhibition game adapted for writing prompts and zine creation.

March 17: “Carnival of Future Ghosts” with Karisma Price

What if you could capture your ghosts and construct a new future where their hauntings had no power? The real, longer title for this workshop is “Hauntology and You: How to be a Good Ghost Hunter”. In this workshop, participants will use poetry prompts and visual exercises to conjure the past and capture memories and then use them to invent a future where these ghosts aid us in continuing to find ourselves. Come as you are. Leave with a book of friendly ghosts and a tamed future.

March 24: “Cut it Out/ Persona!,” with Leah Umansky

For this zine workshop, we will meld together persona poetry, found poetry and collage through the cutting of words and phrases from found sources.


January 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
March 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm


Sarabande Books
(502) 458-4028
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Virtual: Zoom