The Zine people have spoken! I’m bringing back my popular Zine workshops for teens

Come write and design your own zine with me. 

Thanks to Mornington Peninsula Shire for their Creative Economy Grant support, I’m hosting a free zine-making workshop for Mornington Peninsula youth.

What’s the workshop all about?

This writing/designing workshop taps into self-expression and helps you capture the story of you, or is the perfect platform for things you want to say. 

Zines are handmade publications that can become a one-off collector’s item, or a new creative outlet. They’re affordable and FREE to make, and fun to swap and collect too. Once you start zine-ing, it’s hard to stop! And you might even find a new tribe to hang with at  Y Lounge Youth Centre, Rosebud. 

What do I need and who can attend?

This is a youth focussed zone making workshop from 13 – 18 years old. Lunch and art gear will be supplied – just sign up with the Y Lounge crew here

OR give them a call on Tel (03) 5986 3585 for more info.

About your workshop host:

Andrea Rowe is an award-winning children’s author, ghost-writer and copywriter.

Her picture Jetty Jumping (Hardie Grant) won the 2022 Children’s Book Council of Australia, Picture Book of the Year for Early childhood.  Her next book Sunday Skating is out this June, followed by In the Rockpools in December and there’s more on the way in 2024. Andrea’s the winner of the 2020 Hal Porter Short Story Award, 2nd place in the Mulga Bill Writing Award 2023, and Highly Commended for the 2022 Newcastle Short Story Award and her writing features in the upcoming Teacher, Teacher anthology with Affirm Press.  A passionate advocate for contemporary Australian literature, Andrea’s the ‘author-in-conversation’ host with Sorrento’s Antipodes Books, the Founding President of Peninsula Writers’ Club, and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor’s Short Story Writing Award. In 2023 she was also awarded the Mornington Peninsula Official Seal for Citizen of the Year Nominee for her services to community and literacy.

Andrea lives on Bunurong Country, Victoria where she writes from her house in the sand dunes on a  blustery beach track.


Happy Zine-ing!




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