Adult Zine Class at NOW

Do you have a story that just doesn’t fit the traditional mold? Come to The Nature of Words’ (NOW) zine class for adults and discover unconventional ways to share your words.

This six-week series starts Monday, May 7, 5-6:30pm and ends June 11. All classes will be held at The Nature of Words literary arts center, 224 NW Oregon Ave. in Bend. The instructor, Rachel Lee-Carman, is a familiar face at The Storefront Project, where she has taught journaling in NOW’s middle- and high-school free drop-in creative writing classes. Merriam-Webster defines a zine as “a noncommercial, often homemade publication, devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter.” Themes in this class will include writing, guerilla art, poetry, illustration, collage, photography and book binding.

Lee-Carman states that, over the six-week period, participants can “turn ourselves inside out and let the words fall on the pages. We can learn to share ourselves and our community on a deeper level. We can unselfconsciously tell our story in a new and explorative way in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment.”

Participants will make journals in the first class session. Ultimately, the class will culminate in a collective publication on a topic of the group’s choosing.

Cost of the series, including all materials, is $125. To enroll, call 541-647-2233 or

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