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Pay what you can for these student-made zines

Pay what you can for these student-made zines

Miss the intimacy of zines? If you’re on the lookout for your next purchase, UP Writers Club is offering additions to your reading list.

The University of the Philippines Diliman-based literary organization has opened Zinedahan, a one-stop (virtual) shop for zines penned by their members. From April 19 to 30, you can call dibs on five different tales—all exploring the vastness of human emotions in an uncertain world. 

You can pay what you can for “A Manual of Everyday Weaponry;” the same thing applies for “Linger,” “In the bed I cry for rest,” “little, but certain happiness” and “A jogging process” but with a minimum of P50. 

Lapit mga suki! Welcome to UP Writers Club’s Zinedahan.

Pay what you can starting at 50 pesos for the following zines:…

Posted by UP Writers Club on Sunday, April 18, 2021

“These weapons do not become weapons until the moment when they are needed. This is determined by the presence and actions of someone whom you need to defend yourself from,” says Alexandra May Cardoso about using mundane objects as weapons in “A Manual of Everyday Weaponry.” 

Another zine that touches on life’s mundanity is “A jogging process,” which asks the question: Is there still something simple about life?

Poetry takes over in “little, but certain happiness” and Angeli Lacson’s “In the bed I cry for rest,” which zero in on hope and pain respectively. Lastly, “Linger” is a collaborative work by 11 individuals, each with their take on memory, leaving and returning.

Note that these zines will be sent online in PDF format, as they’re unable to print physical versions at the moment. 

You can place your orders here. For more info, head to UP Writers Club’s page. 

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Art by Yel Sayo


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