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For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Advanced: Speed Zine

Saturday, May 12th 12:00pm-4:00pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
18 seats max

This class is an advanced class designed for more experienced YAWPers who’ve taken at least 2 Saturday YAWP classes or a weeklong summer (or vacation week) class, or the Teen Fellowship.

Nothing says ‘anything goes’ like the underground, do-it-yourself art form of the zine.  The mini-magazine provides a way to share even the most off-beat ideas or quirky collages with the world.

In this session, we will dive into the process together, turning blank page to publication in one afternoon.  First, we will look at local zines to examine the wide range of possibilities the art form offers.  Then we will collaborate to come up with a cohesive idea for our zine.  After discussing how to lay out art and words on a page and how to pack a punch in a small space, each writer will get their own page to fill with poetry, drawing, collage, comic, or other creative inspiration.  Finally, we will work as an editing team to make decisions such as the zine title and page order.  By the end of this class, you will have a zine complete with copies of everyone’s pages to take home!  Writing notebooks and art supplies will be provided, and all levels of experience are welcome.  For writers age 13-18 only.

Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), a FREE creative writing workshop for Boston-area high schoolers. Our students come from a wide variety of high schools in the Boston area and enjoy cool writing exercises, mingling with fellow young writers, snacks, and an optional open mic. After four great years, YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as Boston's hub for writing teenagers. You must be 13-18 years to register. 

Parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. 


If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet.

(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)

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