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Poetry Friday] Joy Harjo's “Remember” – Gathering Books

Supply List & Zoom Instructions


Welcome, everyone!
Thank you for joining our journey of explorations -- Write::Create::Dream!

I look forward to meeting you and to having a fun and creative workshop.

Please see the supply list and zoom instructions below and have everything ready before the workshop.

Supply List

1. Paper

6 to 10 sheets of text weight paper.  Size: 8 ½”x 11” or your choice. Blank printer paper, or magazine pages, or pages from old books, dictionaries, or encyclopedia would all work.

One sheet of cover weight paper. Cardstock or a paper thicker than text weight paper would work. You can use text weight paper, if you do not have cover weight paper. Same size as text weight paper, or slightly larger (say, by 1/8”).

2. A pen or a pencil, to write or draw.

3. Needle and thread
. You can use a blunt tapestry needle to avoid injury by the sharp point of a book-binding needle. You can also use dental floss, string, or twine, instead of thread. Just make sure the thread can go through the needle.

4. Scissors, Xacto, Olfa or other utility knife. Be sure to use tools by following directions and protect yourself from possible injury. (optional)

5. A rule/straight edge for measuring (optional)

6. A glue stick (UHU), to collage into your zine or book (optional).  

7. A cutting matt (a must if you will cut paper for your zine or book so you do not damage the surface where you place your paper).

(Items 2-7 can be purchased from Blick Art, Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or Joann’s).  

8. Collect/cut out words and images (form magazines, books, newspapers, advertising, etc.) that you’d like to incorporate into your zine or book. You can also write spontaneously during the workshop.

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Zoom Instructions for Pinning Jie’s Demo screen
Set your screen to “Pin Video” for Jie’s demo screen. Do this by putting your cursor over Jie’s Demo video (this is different from her face video and will have a cutting mat with paper and tools visible). On the upper right corner there will be three dots (…), click on the dots and when the drop-down menu appears, click on “Pin Video”. On an iPad/tablet you can do this by double tapping the video you want to pin. By doing so, Jie’s demo will always be large on your screen and you can watch and follow the hands-on making much more easily, even if someone breaks in with a question or comment.  


Looking forward!
Jie Tian (librarian. poet. book maker.)


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