Zine-Making in a Day with Una

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10am - 4pm

Part of the Durham Book Festival 2017

We’re delighted to be working with acclaimed graphic novelist, Una, over the next two years, on a graphic novel to be inspired by the people of Durham and its landscapes. Una will work with groups of women at Low Newton Prison and the Just for Women Centre in Stanley and also take part in events during the festival.

Una is an artist, academic and comics creator. Her self-published graphic narratives have explored disability, psychosis, political activism and violence against women and girls. She lives in Yorkshire. Becoming Unbecoming, her first graphic novel, was published by Myriad in September 2015 and was lauded by the New York Times and Una is currently working on her next graphic novel to be published by Virago in 2020.

A workshop that combines drawing, creative writing and zine-making, this is a chance to do some life writing with a difference! Everyone has a story to tell and some of the most powerful and touching life writing is in graphic form.

You will make a simple visual narrative in the form of a zine about a day in your life, using a combination of drawing, collage and text, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No drawing experience is necessary. This workshop is primarily aimed at adults but children of all ages are also welcome, as long as they’re accompanied by an adult.

Chaired by Caroline Dower, Durham University

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