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Artwork by Daniel Zaccardi

Navigating 2020 - 2021:
Zine Maker Contest

We made it: 2022, and it’s going to be a good year. It's got to be a good year! It's been a crazy past two years, many of us dealing with illness, isolation, confusion, and turmoil on so many different levels. So, we want to know: How did you Navigate 2020/2021? Were there changes in your life, your relationships, your health, or habits during the past couple of years? Have your philosophies, feelings, or views of the world changed?

We invite you to open up by trying a time and tested vehicle for self-expression: The Zine! A simple yet effective way of broadcasting your feelings, not on the Internet (crazy, we know). Zines have been putting societal issues, political viewpoints, and artistic expression on blast in analog fashion since the post-punk world of the 1980s. Making zines is fun, it’s easy, and if you want to remain anonymous, no one even has to know it’s you (beat that Facebook/Meta, or whatever!).


Every Friday (unless we have to cancel for other virtual events)
2 to 5 PM Eastern
From Wherever You Are, via Zoom


Here is the link and password for our virtual Real Mail Fridays letter writing socials:

(And in case you need it, the Meeting ID is 825 9779 8220 and the passcode is Kh51f6.)

Dear Friends,

We may not be able to gather together at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts each First Friday of the month, but we can still celebrate Real Mail Fridays. And, we figure, why not do it every Friday...

COVID-19 Update

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is here to serve the FAU community and the broader community, too, through a hybrid model of on-site and technology-enhanced services to ensure safety while meeting the needs of all our users. New policies effective November 15, 2021: the Jaffe Center is open to on-site visitors by appointment only, Monday to Friday between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. To schedule an appointment, please call (561) 297-4189 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We are once again scheduling in-person group tours, but these groups are restricted to a maximum of 12 people. Masks are expected when visiting: we will be masked in your presence, and we appreciate visitors that extend that same respect and courtesy to those of us who serve you and to their fellow visitors.

Wednesday Tours remain suspended until further notice. In-person Real Mail Fridays socials remain suspended until further notice, as well, but our weekly Virtual Real Mail Fridays Socials are an amazing international and highly sociable alternative. And while we will begin to offer small, outdoor-based in-person workshops in the Spring 2022 Semester, JCBA remains committed to virtual learning and virtual experiences and to the global book arts community we have built over the past two years.

You may use the form at the bottom of this page to schedule a virtual appointment, or to inquire about a small group visit to the Jaffe Book Arts Gallery, or a virtual Book Arts Roadshow for your larger community group. We utilize Zoom for virtual appointments, and JCBA Zoom Global is our platform for all our virtual programming: This bright and robust collection of virtual workshops, gallery talks, and weekly socials attracts book arts enthusiasts from around the globe and not just the South Florida region. We encourage you to join this new global JCBA community, which makes book arts neighbors of us all, no matter where we live. Visit our EVENTS and WORKSHOPS pages to take part.