Campus Read comes to a close on Thursday, October 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Maki Library, as Communication Professor Dr. Monique Bourdage hosts a Zine Making Night to celebrate self-expression and provide students with a platform through which to channel their voices.
Zines (short for magazine) are independently produced publications that are often written by a single individual. For decades, zines have been used by many social justice activists and marginalized groups, including people of color and the LGBTQ community, as a means of self-expression and resistance.
“As a platform for resistance and intimacy, zines and poetry are a natural match, which anyone fortunate enough to encounter Danez Smith’s poetry in person or in the classroom can easily imagine,” said Dr. Bourdage. “We are hoping that students inspired by Smith’s work, the current political climate, and/or their own experiences will take the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings, and truths through the creation of a zine.”
At the event, students will have the opportunity to create their own zines as well as explore some of the Maki Library’s collection of poetry. Templates and supplies will be provided.
Tags: Campus Read, Campus Read 2016-17, Dr. Monique Bourdage, Zine