I have had the great privilege of leading a creative writing workshop with a group of Grade 6 students this fall through Word-Play’s Writing In The City program. We meet every week at TYPE books and explore all sorts of different ideas, including making zines!
The students were hesitant at first, but then got *really* into zine making and we ended up with over 40 in our zine library!
Outside of our zine creating, we explored characters, setting, plot building, conflict, pacing, and figurative language. It was such an amazing nine weeks.
We also had the most incredible celebration on the final day of our fall term. We PACKED the basement of TYPE books and unveiled our zine library and some students read stories they worked on over the course of the fall. It was truly an extraordinary evening.