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Teen Zine: Hybrid Camp

August 9, 2021 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Member Price: $165
SummerWrite Week 5
August 9 – 13
5 Sessions, 5 hours
Ages: Teens
Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm
Instructor: Kylie Newcomer & Rylie Day

NOTE: This camp is a hybrid camp. Students will spend the mornings, 10 am-12 pm, on Zoom with Writers & Books, and then afternoons, 1pm-3pm, in-person at the Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Avenue (see below for COVID safety protocols).

Create your own zine in this exciting new collaboration between Flower City Arts Center and Writers & Books. Short for magazines, zines are small circulations of self-published books, which historically have aided in the advancement of ideas throughout communities since the 1930s. Journalist Britta Lokting describes zines as a way for young adults to “solidify their stance in society.” Creativity abounds as you share your perspectives on the world around you. Each morning, with the guidance of a writer from Writers & Books, you’ll brainstorm and engage in a variety of writing prompts and activities to create written content for your zine. In the afternoon, you will work with a visual artist from Flower City Arts Center to create the visual elements, design, and layout for your zine. We will explore the use of text, hand drawn art, photography, illustration, and collage (digital and analog) while learning about how design can be used to support our messages. Each zine will be printed on Flower City Arts Center’s risograph printer as a two-color, traditional 8 page fold zine. Students will receive a copy of each other’s zine as well as 10 copies of their own to distribute and/ or trade. • Required: Access to a computer with internet connection. Zines will be created using a free online application called Photopea.

COVID Protocols at Flower City Arts Center:

  1. Face masks/coverings must be worn at all times
  2. Social distancing (6-feet minimum) must be practiced at all times. Please note, as needed teh camp will be broken into two groups so that no more than 5 students will be in one space together at any time.
  3. No one will be allowed to enter the building or must leave immediately if any one of the following have been true within a 14-day period:
  4. a) showing COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., fever, sore throat, dry cough, difficult breathing, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, conjunctivitis, vomiting, nausea, or diarrhea)
  5. b) exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID or who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms
  6. c) positive test for COVID-19 or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  7. d) travel to one of the states or countries designated as requiring mandatory quarantine by New York State.

Please visit the Flower City Arts Center Facilities Page for more details and the most up-to-date information.

Kylie Newcomer earned a BFA with a concentration in Photography from the SUNY College at Brockport. She currently is a Youth Program Coordinator and lead teacher in Studio 789: Monroe Photo Club. Her work has been exhibited locally, and she continues to produce work in photography and digital art in Rochester, NY.

Rylie Day is a writer, tutor/teacher, mother, and lover of Shakespeare who enjoys writing fiction and creative nonfiction. She graduated magna cum laude from Nazareth College in 2013 with a degree in English Literature. Before teaching at Writers & Books, she took classes as a teen and young adult. Having taught in many settings and circumstances, Rylie feels most at home in the classroom, whatever form that may take.


Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

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August 9, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Classroom
NY United States
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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