Zines in storytelling

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Zines in storytelling
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<span style="font-weight: 400;">Friday July 19</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Breakout session 1, 10:15- 11:30am</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Session name: Zines in Storytelling</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitator: rebecca</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Note taker: ella</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">present: jennifer, lauren, rebecca, stephanie, kelsey, stephenie, </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">participant interests/ideas:</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Making zines bigger part of job</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Intergenerational learning and programming</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">spoken word to written word</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">storytelling vs. art zine community</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">students reading/creating</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">teen librarians, queer youth</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">sharing zines with people that need them most</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Discussion:</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Experiences working with patrons, getting them to tell stories through zines?</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Storytelling for college-age freshmen</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">found it challenging, storytelling feels unfamiliar to the group</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">getting past the barrier of “i would never tell somebody this,” or the visual tropes of zines</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">use creative writing prompts</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">allow free exploration of zines</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">access to materials</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">zine clubs: magazines, glue sticks, everything you need; plus examples of zines</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">materials budgets/photocopying: what can you get away with? what can you ask for from your institution?</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">setting up a parameter, ex: once a month bring in what you’ve finished and we’ll make ten copies for you. This also allows for your institution to know what to expect</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">the importance of the final product</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Students intimidated by the process</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">scaffolding in experiences</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">community zine (workshop at acrl)</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Respect for the power dynamic</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">being vulnerable, but also being at work</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">not asking students to put themselves at risk through the assignment</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">With teens but would also work with freshmen: </span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">list of expectations - stories stay in the classroom, not grading them on the story told, but on the effort</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Intergenerational activity - interview elders and those with various life experiences</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">teen homeless shelter creative writing workshop - participants wouldn’t talk about themselves, but interviewing others in the workshop was very successful</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">youth and elders communicating</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not just consumers of media, but also creators</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to make storytelling safe for “at risk” creators?</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">list of expectations, signing a behavior contract (both facilitators and participants)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">takes time to build relationships</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">For teens: no parents allowed</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Public librarians have facilitator roles, not as much authority figures - more neutral figures</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Full storytelling safety is not really possible in a classroom</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">But conveying to students that “its ok to care about a subject” is helpful, combats detachment and challenges with academic voice</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Student run clubs (may be unsanctioned)</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">useful for expression, can also be risky depending on content</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Safety of having community member-created zines out in a library where the rest of the community has access</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">pseudonyms, identity, anonymizing oneself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">internet and information privacy talks relevant here</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">pre-internet zines vs new zines</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A Story” vs. “That specific person’s story”</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Storytelling Prompts:</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">have you ever seen a ghost</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">have you ever seen a ufo</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">grossest food you’ve ever eaten</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">most exotic place you’ve ever traveled to</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborative dis-orientation guide: What do you wish you had known when you started?</span></li> </ul> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Passing around samples of zines, storytelling</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Sharing your story, your story is your own and no one can take it away</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Storytelling is something that makes zines powerful and magical</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">They can be anything, and your story fits into the format</span>
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