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Kurt Vonnegut Centennial Zine-Making Workshop with Ayun Raspberry-14 Halliday

Friday, November 11, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Whitridge Room/Zoom | open to the public | free of charge (donations welcome) | registration recommended

November 11, 2022 marks the hundredth birthday of author Kurt Vonnegut. Join us to make a Democratic Centennial Vonne-zine! Ayun Halliday, creator of the long-running handwritten, hand-illustrated zine The East Village Inky and author of the recently released Creative, Not Famous: The Small Potato Manifesto, leads us in making a crowd-sourced, old school, cut-and-paste Vonnegut Centennial zine. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite Vonnegut quotes, anecdotes, and any easily reproduced images that you don’t mind chopping up for the good of the cause. After the workshop, we’ll assemble all contributions into a downloadable Vonne-zine that participants can print at home.

The first section of this workshop, with instructions and a tribute to Vonnegut, can be joined online via the Zoom Meetings platform - link below.

Can't make it at that time? You can still contribute to the final zine - see instructions here.

Ayun Raspberry-14 Halliday is the Chief Primatologist - and sole employee - of the award-winning, hand-illustrated zine The East Village Inky, which she founded in 1998.

She is the author of eight books, including No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late and most recently Creative, Not Famous: The Small Potato Manifesto. Her essays, comics, and reviews have been published in Open Culture, Narratively, hipMama, BUST, BItch, Book & Film Globe, Mainichi Weekly, and more anthologies than you can shake a stick at without dangling a participle.

A performer and playwright with a degree in theater from Northwestern University, Ayun was an ensemble member of the NeoFuturists in the '80s and ‘90s, and co-founded Theater of the Apes with her husband, Tony Award-winning playwright Greg Kotis. Prior to the pandemic, one of her chief joys was hosting Theater of the Apes' monthly book-based variety show Necromancers of the Public Domain - a task she hopes to resume in the near future. She is a native of Indianapolis, Kurt Vonnegut's hometown. ayunhalliday.com

To join via Zoom Meetings, click this link at start time.

Space is still available for this event, but registration is closed. Please just come and check in at the door.