/nest/ Writing Workshops

nest writing workshops
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am to Monday, March 25, 2019 - 5:00pm

/nest/ Writing Workshops

Are you interested in publishing your creative, studio or critical writing? nest, an undergraduate platform by and for students, is hosting two submission workshops (with food!) to get you started. Developing the theme of texture, the workshop facilitator will bring you through prompts and offer opportunites for group writing and sharing. The workshops are open to students in any program, at any level. A light meal will be provided.  

What Is /nest/?

nest is a journal of student writing showcasing the diversity of writing in the creative disciplines. Our mandate as a publication is to publish diverse forms of critical and creative writing and to encourage works which express linguistic diversity, inclusive of a range of student abilities, years levels and disciplines. In doing so, our aim is to give students a safe place to incubate and nurture their ideas. nest was formed as a representation of OCAD University which provides us with space to develop and expand our creative endeavours.


Morning Workshop
10 - 11:30am
Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street, Level 1

Afternoon Workshop
Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Level 1

Both workshops are accessible at street level. There are accessible, single-stall washrooms available at both spaces. 

Venue & Address: 
Morning Workshop: Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street, Level 1 Afternoon Workshop: Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street (accessed via the Grange)
416.977.6000 x2662
nest workshops poster

OCAD U Zine Fair

Drawings of cute animals floating around OCAD U Zine Fair text
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:00am to Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

​Every year the OCAD U Zine Fair brings together an amazing collection of talent and innovation in alternative publications. This year will be one of our best!

Each day will feature a different group of vendors representing a broad range of making: zines, comics, poetry, independent magazines, prints stickers and so much more. The Zine Library will be hosting button making throughout the event. All proceeds from button making will go to the OCAD Zine Library collection and its initiatives.


Wednesday vendors:

Rebecca Suzanne Michie https://www.instagram.com/nausicaa.art/

Old Growth Press www.oldgrowthpress.ca

Rachel McCormick https://www.instagram.com/ayoitsrachelo/

Myshka instagram.com/mishsmam

Elise Conlin www.eliseconlin.com 

The Blues https://akpaillustration.com/

Salisa Jat salisajat.format.com

Alyssa Pisciotto www.instagram.com/that_glitter_chick_

Dalbert B. Vilarino www.dalbertbv.com

Project 40 Collective www.p40collective.ca

Clairandean www.instagram.com/clairandean

Gwendolyn McLuhan https://www.instagram.com/grendelline/

Kelly K www.okaykellyk.com   

Kimberly Edgar www.kimberlyedgar.com

Isa  www.instagram.com/carefultarot

Zoë Martin a.k.a. Zome Loam www.kzoemartin.wix.com/zomeloam 

The Sunday Night Bombers https://sundaynightbombers.com

Dairysam http://www.instagram.com/dairy.sam


Thursday vendors:

Andre Freitas https://www.facebook.com/ozman.hq/

Cleopatria www.instagram.com/cleopatriia   

Emily Fay Fin www.fayforest.com  

Casey E Helm - VESTAIS www.instagram.com/vestais

Clara Lynas https://www.instagram.com/claralynas/

sad.luck www.instagram.com/sad.luck

Xiaoxiao Li. www.instagram.com/xiao_xli

Lina Wu https://www.instagram.com/linaw_u/

Madcrush.co  madcrush.co

Jercy Dee www.instagram.com/jercydee

Rabeea Syed https://www.instagram.com/rabeeasyed/

Maradecartoons www.instagram.com/maradecartoons  

Kai Lumbang kailumbang.com

Emma Percy http://www.instagram.com/emmalucillepercy

creepazoidMonster https://www.instagram.com/creepazoidmonster/

Chuddi Collective https://www.instagram.com/bo_doodley/ https://www.instagram.com/monster__juice/ https://www.instagram.com/sylvianowak/

Toadstool Illustrations https://linktr.ee/toadstoolillustrates

Nati Romero www.natiromero.com


Come out to celebrate, admire and support artists, writers and makers from the OCAD U and local Toronto zine community!

Poster design by Natalie Mark.


Venue & Address: 
Lobby of 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
416-977-6000 ext 2529
Free to attend
Drawings of cute animals floating around OCAD U Zine Fair text

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection: Research Wednesdays Presentation

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection with Marta Chudolinska at the Learning Zone  Feb 27, 1-2 pm.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This talk will explore a variety of issues in cataloguing zines, including choosing a classification system appropriate for zines, cataloguing software options and the challenges of describing items in this unique special collection. 

Learning Zone Librarian Marta Chudolinska has been working with the collection since 2009. In 2017, her team achieved their long-term goal of having an online, open and searchable catalog of the collection, hosted on Artstor’s JSTOR Forum.

The OCAD U Zine Library is an ever-growing collection of self-published and handmade publications located in the OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone. The collection was created to inspire, educate and entertain, to encourage collaboration between OCAD U students and to open the world of zines for readers and creators everywhere. 

All are welcome!

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000, ext. 217

See The Forest Through The Trees

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:15pm to Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:00pm

This exhibition showcases illustrations and zines which spans Cleopatria Peterson's creative career.

Cleopatria enjoys storytelling using detailed ink and pen illustrations in her artwork and zines, exploring the complexities of experiencing trauma, and of healing through nature, from a perspective of a marginalized person.

Each meticulously inked piece touches back to nature; and how it can heal you. Pages are stand-alone illustrative works or taken from narratives

Cleopatria is a Toronto based illustrator and comic artist, studying Publications at OCAD University.

On at the Learning Zone Gallery until November 20

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone Gallery, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
See The Forest Through The Trees, illustrations and zines by Cleopatria Peterson

/nest/ In∙land Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions for Nest
Nest, a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative, is issuing a call for submissions for its inaugural issue “In·land”.
Nest is a platform for OCAD U students to publish diverse forms of critical and creative writing. We welcome works which express linguistic diversity and are inclusive of a range of student abilities, year levels, and disciplines. We accept submissions in any language.

Submit work to wac@ocadu.ca
The deadline for submissions is March 5, 2018

/nest/ In∙land Writing Workshop

/nest/ In∙land

Writing Workshop

When: February 16th
Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm
Where: 113 McCaul
Rm. 510a

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