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Zine-Making Workshop with Joey Ramona & Jess Goldman

Tue November 17 @ 17:30 - 18:30

Join tattoo artist Joey Ramona and writer Jess Goldman for a zine-making workshop hosted by the Museum of Jewish Montreal!

This will be an interactive workshop over Zoom that, though online, will encourage us to be in our bodies and be present in our creative processes in the context of a virtual community. Joey and Jess will be teaching basic, accessible methods of zine-making – all are welcome from zine-making veterans to first-time chapbookers!

Together we will learn how to make a one-sheet zine, but also gain inspiration by exploring the wide variety of styles, topics, and aesthetics of zines – from text-based to image-based to collage and much more. All participants are encouraged to join in with supplies scavenged from home and/or the dollar store. Joey and Jess will also share their own creative processes, and participants will be given the opportunity to meet other participants and share what they have created in breakout rooms at the end of the workshop (though not sharing is totally fine too!).

We hope you can join us for a fun, creative evening, to enjoy some community connection, even if it might be through a screen! And remember, finished products are not at all required: think process not product!

About Jess & Joey

Jess Goldman (she/her) is a queer Jewish white settler writer from Tkaronto (Toronto) who is currently based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Her writing has been published in the CBC, Room Magazine, and Plasma Dolphin, among others. She is also the recipient of the Research and Creation Grant from the Canada Council of the Arts, which she was awarded to expand SCHMUTZ, her collection of queered Yiddish folklore, into a full manuscript of 10 stories. You can see what she’s up to @yentlthewriter.

Jess developed a chapbook version of SCHMUTZ under the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Microgrant Program for Creative and Cultural exploration. Check it out here!

Joey Ramona (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario, specializing in tattooing. They have been tattooing professionally for 13 years, and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. As well as tattooing, Joey maintains a steady painting practice, and has recently ventured into making Judaica, like kippot and mezuzah covers. They also make zines and other DIY literature, and their work has been featured in Jewish Currents, Hey Alma, and Inside Out.

Joey is the first featured artist of the Museum’s 2020-2021 contemporary art cycle Permanence, for which they developed a new zine publication, New Ways of Worship, on Jewish Queer identity, celebrating Yiddishkeit, and tattooing.

About Permanence Art Cycle at MJM

Permanence began as the theme for the Museum’s 2020-2021 art exhibition cycle. Reoriented and adapted for a socially-distanced and increasingly digital world, this cycle invites artists to question and examine the many permutations of ‘forever.’ Through a series of artistic innovations and events, we invite the public to consider permanence in a moment of flux, whether in the ephemera of [in]stability, the way we make lasting spaces for our communities, the unseen but constant presences that shape us, or the quiet, determined mutability of the seemingly eternal.

This event is free and will be held via Zoom. Please register in advance by clicking this link. You will receive the Zoom link one hour before the event. If you wish to make a donation, you’ll have the option to do so upon registration. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

This event was made possible through the ROI Community Grassroots Events program.