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Sun, 22 Jan


Better Read Than Dead

Zine Workshop with Vanessa Berry

Join one of Australia's best known zine makers Vanessa Berry as she guides you in making your own autobiographical zine.

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Zine Workshop with Vanessa Berry
Zine Workshop with Vanessa Berry

Time & Location

22 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

Vanessa is one of Australia's best known zine makers and has been active in the zine scene since the 1990s. In this workshop Vanessa will introduce autobiographical zines/perzines and guide participants in making their own autobiographical zine. Zines are limited print-run, hand-made publications, and are an excellent way to experiment with writing and visual storytelling. They are used by writers, poets, illustrators and artists to produce unique and engaging literary works. In the workshop Vanessa will guide you through the process of zine making, as well as methods for working with autobiographical writing in zines.

Please bring some autobiographical writing to work with: your journal, some notes, a piece of writing.

All materials will be provided, however you may like to bring some collage materials, if there are specific images you’d like to work with.

Vanessa Berry is a writer and artist who lives and works on Gadigal land. She is the author of four books, including Gentle and Fierce, a memoir about human and animal relationships, and the literary atlas Mirror Sydney. Her work on memory, places and objects includes the autobiographical zine I am a Camera, and her zines and illustrations have been exhibited at major Australian galleries. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Sydney.


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