a place for zinesters - writers and readers
So far, our workshop schedule looks like this:
12-1 PM Screwsmart
From Smoochin' To Sexin': Navigate, Negotiate, Communicate
As partners and lovers of trans* and gender variant folks, we want to help create spaces and experiences that are safe, supportive and totally sexy. But let’s face it - when it comes to getting busy, navigation and negotiation can be tricky for just about anybody, no matter how they identify. ScrewSmart Sex Education is here to help! In a workshop specific to partners and allies, this trio of sex education professionals offers up a variety of tips and tools to help skillfully navigate the sometimes choppy waters of communication and sexual negotiation that can be specific to their trans* and gender variant lovers. Mixing interactive elements with the group's own stories and insights, this workshop will help foster community among partners, as well as build that sexy confidence it takes for all of us to be having the best sex possible. Whether you have a special someone that you smooch on, looking to get laid this weekend, or are just curious to learn more – all are welcome
2PM - 3PM Soapbox
Alternative Zine Structures, with The Soapbox.
Learn several fold-and-cut book structures that lend themselves to photocopy reproduction. Create mini-books, a maze book, and a book that resembles a house. These can all be made with a few simple folds and cuts. Mary & Charlene of The Soapbox: Independent Publishing Center will show you how!
These workshops are set to be there, but aren't scheduled yet:
How to be an Ally to Sex Workers -Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)
Join members of the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) for a discussion on how to be an ally to individuals in the sex trade. SWOP will begin by talking about the spectrum of experience folks can experience in the sex trade, followed by a guided values assessment of participants' feelings and concerns about the sex trade. The workshop will conclude with SWOP's suggestions for best practices for intimate family members (chosen or given) as well as for professionals
Writing Down the Hard Stuff - For the Birds Collective
Writing about difficult topics in zines (grief, loss, mental health, abuse, etc) - further description pending.