Workshops

We run zine workshops and events around Edinburgh and Scotland. Check out previous events at the bottom on this page.

As well as running our own events, we have collaborated with a number of local organisations to run workshops, including The Welcoming, V&A Dundee, LEAP Sports Scotland and Transpride Scotland.

Edinburgh Zine Library is a voluntary run community organisation and we have a broad set of rules for organising and (c0-)facilitating workshops. These include:

  • All workshops must meet our safer spaces policy. We do not run workshops with organisations or in spaces which do not agree to this policy – in words or actions.
  • We don’t charge attendees for our workshops. We believe that Zine Workshops should be accessible to all, regardless of income.
  • We want workshops to be as accessible as possible, and will prioritise organisations that can demonstrate a similar committment to accessibility – both in physical terms, and in other ways (eg. explicity trans-inclusive workshops, provisions for childcare or attendee’s travel costs). Simultaneously, we acknowledge that the precarious nature of DIY organising can often make these feel unachieveable and we are interested in working with partners, including other grassroots, unfunded and diy organisations, to produce workshops that are accessible.

We charge for workshops on a sliding scale and are happy to run free workshops for certain organisations and community groups (we decide this on a case by case basis, please just send us an email).

If you are unsure if your organisation meets these criteria, or you’ve not come across notions like ‘safer spaces’ before, please get in touch. We aren’t willing to debate, and we don’t always have the energy or resources, but if we can we will happily elaborate on our position and discuss it in relation to a possible collaboration or workshop.

If you’re interested in inviting us to run a workshop for your organisation please get in touch via edinburghzinelibrary@gmail.com

Previous EZL Workshops and Events

Some of EZL’s events have been written about by member Lilith, if you want to know more about the Library’s processes (and the highs and lows of running children’s workshops) you can read them here: