Last weekend was the Write on the Fringe Festival in which I held a pop-up zine studio and reading space at the Bendigo Library. Peter Pascoe from Bendigo Record, Comic and Toy Fair held a comic book display with Bookbinding demonstrations by Simon Dart of Libris on the second day.
The first day consisted of walk ins from the mornings storytime session of young children and school groups during the afternoon which was very hands on and creative; inked tables and lots of stamping. The students were very intrigued by the various typewriters that I had that they could use to help create their zines with a cut and paste method.
There was a reading table filled with zines from Sticky Institute in Melbourne for anyone to look through, and to gain inspiration to create their own.
Saturday was a much more chilled day with the space only running for a few hours but had a few creative boys, girls and their parents. Crafting small zines with cut outs from magazines. Two even created their own A4 comics.
It was a great weekend, and the festival bought such a different look on words, text, writing and books to the Bendigo region.
LINKS: where you can find information and photographs from this years festival