We're building a world of self-determined narratives through book & zine-making education.
We are all about making bookmaking, zine-making, and self-publishing accessible to historically marginalized communities, delivered from a non-specialist approach. We are focused on supporting communities hit hard by the pandemic. Specifically, young people, immigrants, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community, among others. Our program also provides work for teaching artists who have also faced devastating financial blows during the pandemic. Our goal: To build a world of self-determined narratives, where hands-on bookmaking skills are used to affirm communities from within and to better understand the world around us.
With your support, we brought you the free downloadable Booklyn Education Manual, which includes 6 binding techniques and 20 lesson plans. Now available in both English & Spanish. Then, we created a series of bookmaking video tutorials. All are free to access online!
Our Zine Jam workshops in NYC public parks further make bookmaking a publicly accessible good. And we are continuing our bookmaking program with Brooklyn Community Pride Center, where, in 2022 we did a series of workshops with Queer Detainee Empowerment Project and with Brooklyn Ghost Project, a Black, transgender-led organization. All workshops and resources were free for participants.
In 2023 we are expanding our Education Program to include Zine Camp, a day camp for kids ages 7-10 to learn about zine and bookmaking, experimental mark-making, and DIY printing techniques. We are also partnering with Mixteca to bring zine-making to the Latinx immigrant community in Sunset Park.
Make a donation today to help support our work. Thank you!