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Glasgow Zine Fest
Q&A with dardishi

Sat 14 April 2018

Join us for this talk and Q&A on how dardishi started, and how they continue to run it today. If you’re thinking of starting an online zine, or if you already running one, hopefully this talk will answer some lingering questions that you might have!

dardishi is an online zine run by Arab women, with a focus on writing and artwork produced by Arab women. Their website was launched on International Women’s Day 2016 by co-founders, editors and sisters Samar and Yasmine Ziadat. Since then, dardishi has expanded into a diverse team of writers, artists, illustrators, journalists and activists.

‘dardishi’ is the feminine verb for ‘chitchat’ in Arabic; this name is used because the zine’s formation was largely inspired by all the incredible conversations the sisters had with their female Arab friends and family. The name dardishi also says a lot about the tone of the work they publish – informal, conversational work that spurs a wider dialogue on Arab women’s issues.

All screenings at Glasgow Zine Fest will have subtitles and talks/panel discussions will have BSL interpretation.

Ticketing: Glasgow Zine Fest are using a sliding scale ticketing system this year. You can choose to pay £0 to £2, £4 to £6, £8 for all events, workshops and talks that require tickets.

Please be honest with yourself and your financial situation. If you purchase a ticket at the lowest end of the scale when you could afford the higher ticket prices, it makes it harder for us to provide financial flexibility to those who need it. More information here.