The Zabella Zine invites everyone who would like to try their hand at community poetry writing and making their own zine to a literary zine-making workshop.

Zabella Zine is a literary fanzine, an independent print publication published quarterly, always on different themes, featuring illustrations by different authors and poems by invited guests.


The aim of the literary workshop is to bring the slogan of Budapest Design Week (New Standards) closer to the participants through joint poem writing.


It is done as a team because the poem will be written as a collective effort.


At the end of the workshop, all participants can decorate their own zine using collage techniques.

Poetry is written using the classic paper-folding game method: everyone writes two lines, of which the next participant sees only the second and adds his or her own thoughts. In this way, the paper goes around for five minutes and a finished text comes out.

No literary or artistic qualifications are required for participation. Materials, tools and accessories are provided on site. Just bring yourself so that others can create together with you!

Workshop duration: 1.5 hours

Number of participants: 4-5 persons/workshop

Available dates:
Saturday 9 October 2021
Venue: Verkstaden Budapest
Workshop 1.1: 14.00–15.30
Workshop 1.2: 15.30–17.00

Saturday 16 October 2021
Venue: ISBN Books+gallery
Workshop 2.1: 15.00–16.30
Workshop 2.2: 16.30–18.00

Preliminary registration is necessary! To register, please send an e-mail to Please indicate "Literary zine workshop - application" as the subject of the mail, and include the date you have chosen in your e-mail text.

Participation in the workshop works on an honesty box basis. If you can, please make a symbolic donation to support the work of Zabella Zine. Thanks to you, independent literary publishing may gain more space.

About the venues: ISBN Books+Gallery is the premier representative of independent publishers and publications in Hungary. Its continuously growing offer now includes also Zabella Zine. The venue is just a few minutes' walk from Blaha Lujza tér. Verkstaden Budapest is a creative clothing shop with a team of young graphic designers and freelance artists. The store's undisguised aim is to help the artists fulfil their potentials. The founders have also onboarded Zabella Zine. The location is next to the market at Rákóczi tér.

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme. For questions about the workshops, please contact the email address provided.