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We Need Space! A collaborative zine-making workshop

March 2, 2024
Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia

Our need for affordable spaces to live, work, and gather is a common thread in our Community Roots oral history narratives, and it continues today as Thurston County continues to experience rising rental and real estate costs. In this zine-making workshop, participants will work with prompts centered around the importance of access to affordable spaces to create a collaborative zine. All materials provided and no zine-making experience required.

Ages 10-and-up. FREE!

Where and When

  • Saturday, March 2nd, 2 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Olympia Timberland Library
  • 313 8th Ave SE. in downtown Olympia

Teaching Artist Bio

Kelsey Smith (she/they) is a community organizer and librarian-at-large living in Olympia, Washington. Kelsey founded the Timberland Regional Library Zine Collection and co-founded the annual Olympia Zine Fest. She is the director of Community Print, a volunteer-run community letterpress/print shop in downtown Olympia. In 2022, Kelsey started Lefty Copywriting and Research Services and worked with Elaine Vradenburgh of Window Seat Media and the city of Olympia's Heritage Commission to produce part one of the Olympia Indie Music History project. She continues to work with Window Seat Media on the Community Roots oral history project and currently works part-time in the James F Holly Rare Books Collection at the Evergreen State College.

This event is part of our Community Roots exhibit engagement series. Experience the stories open to the public at the Olympia Timberland Library on display February 8 - March 11.

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