Zine Jam with Elvis & Jan

June-October, 2021

Old Stone House of Brooklyn, 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Zine Jam is for everyone—recommended for ages 5 and up— the event is hosted by our friends at Old Stone House, situated at the center of Washington Park/JJ Byrne Playground in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This is a free, drop-in class and is held outside. It is facilitated by Elvis and Jan, two seasoned zine creators and educators who always bring their enthusiasm for the medium. Through visual, tactile, and writing prompts everyone can create their own one-sheet zine. You can even scan and print copies to share with family and friends.

Come jam with us at these times:

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 1-3pm
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 1-3pm
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 1-3pm

Be sure to download our newly designed Booklyn Education Manual for bookbinding instructions and fun lesson planning!

Elvis Bakaitis, creator of Homos in Herstory, an epic zine journey into queer history. Elvis co-founded the NYC Feminist Zinefest, serves on the CUNY LGBTQ Council, board of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, and Lesbian Herstory Archives. 

Jan Descartes is a Brooklyn-based artist, educator, and curator. Jan is co-creator of the comic Heartland Comic, where personal memoir and identity politics meet comix. She facilitates DIY art-making as an accessible means to explore personal experience and resistance in the everyday.

Illustration by Elvis B.

This exhibition was made possible in part by funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Booklyn’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.