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Please note: This workshop is designed for adults 17+.

In the time of COVID-19, our lives are mediated more than ever through technology. We appear in one another's homes and interact with our colleagues and loved ones through digital mediums, becoming talking heads or a series of posts on people’s screens. In this workshop, graphic novelist and co-founder of Maamoul Press, Leila Abdelrazaq will guide participants through a series of questions in the creation of a mini-zine that maps the components of their digital self and its intersections with the physical body, and reflect on what it all means.

Please have ready a single sheet of printer paper, scissors or an exact-o-knife, your favorite writing utensil, and a journal or scrap paper for brainstorming.

Registration is required and a Zoom link to join the program will be emailed in advance. You will not need to log in to Zoom or have a Zoom account.

Maamoul Press is a multi-disciplinary small press and collective for the creation, curation and dissemination of art at the intersection of comics, printmaking, and book arts. We seek to uplift work from a diverse range of creators from marginalized backgrounds, fostering the arts in those communities through publishing, workshops, exhibitions, and distribution.

Leila Abdelrazaq is a Palestinian author and artist born in Chicago and currently living in Detroit. Her debut graphic novel, Baddawi (Just World Books 2015) was shortlisted for the 2015 Palestine Book Awards and has been translated into three languages. She is also the author and Illustrator of The Opening (Tosh Fesh, 2017) as well as a number of zines and short comics. Her creative work primarily explores issues related to diaspora, refugees, history, memory, and borders. She is co-founder of Maamoul Press.

This event is part of the ongoing series, Cool Work x Interesting People.

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