This week-long, daily 9am – 4pm, camp for kids 8-14 includes Poetry Workshop with Fatima Hirsi, Dallas’ typewriter wielding sidewalk poet, and Zine Making, hands-on creation of a uniquely realized, individual mini magazine of self-expression and artistic work, led by poet and artist Lisa Huffaker, of the award winning “Best of Dallas” Zine Workshops. Over the five day camp, attendees create their own zine while learning creative writing, collaging, printmaking, and bookbinding.
Fatima Hirsi gives poetry to the community as an instructor for The Writer’s Garret. She can often be found on sidewalks using her typewriter to create poems for strangers. She has been published in Entropy, Anthropology Now!, Bearing the Mask, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured by KERA, The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Observer, Writer’s Digest, DMagazineand others. Recently, SMU invited her on-campus to share her unique poetry to students.
Lisa Huffaker, creator of White Rock Zine Machine, is a poet, musician, visual artist, and teacher. Lisa is an award-winning poet, published in Southwest Review, Poet Lore, Measure, Southern Poetry Review, Mezzo Cammin, The Texas Observer, Able Muse, One, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. She won the Morton Marr Poetry Prize, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She teaches creative writing through The Writer’s Garret, presenting monthly creative writing adventures at the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as zine workshops – a “Best of Dallas”!
Attendees must bring their own lunch for the lunch hour break, supervised onsite at The Writer’s Garret, and paperwork must be completed and signed before attending.