February Write Club: Zine Maps & Placemaking

Young writers! Join us for our February Write Club workshop Zine Maps & Placemaking with Jen Hernandez.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Youth (Ages 9-12) 10 am – Noon 
Teens (Ages 13-18) 1-3 pm

This is an in-person event.

Wordcrafters Studio
436 Charnelton St. Ste 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Free | $10 suggested donation.

What are our important places – the places where we are safe, or challenged; where we learn and make memories? What places do we leave behind only to return to when we have been forever changed? Let’s find those places, map them with the textures and colors of the stories that fill and haunt them. From small spaces under beds, to large towns with hidden passageways, we’ll explore the places of our stories in this workshop.

Using writing and illustration prompts, we’ll make artistic zines about placemaking, and we’ll create a map of the places that are important to us and our characters. Our zines will be small tomes of memory that can fold out into maps to help us find our way back. 

This workshop is perfect for stories in the making and folks interested in comics and illustration along with their story writing!

Masks will be required as we have medically sensitive folks attending, and want everyone to be able to participate.

This is in an in-person event. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend. Negative day-of COVID test will also be required.

About the Instructor

Jen Hernandez (she/they) is an illustration artist and educator based in the Pacific Northwest who is inspired by the natural environment and stories of adventure, fantasy, mystery, science and focuses on representation in her illustration and story work. An educator with over 18 years of experience in classroom and community education, Jen uses visual art, theater games in the style of Theatre of the Oppressed, and collaboration to craft stories that help us to connect with each other and the characters that inhabit our imaginations. Jen often roams the forests, mountains and desert with everything she needs on her back, trying to remember to move at a pace that gratifies in its slowness.