It’s an honour to welcome Cornish Author Melanie Xulu to Storiel where she will be giving a lecture on the underground nature of Fanzines and leading a workshop on how to create vibrant and lively fanzines. There will also be an opportunity to quiz Melanie about her creative process and a ‘how to’ guide to fund and create patronage for your independent fanzines.

 Melanie Xulu is the founder and editor of MOOF Magazine, she grew up in rural North Cornwall and graduated in BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism & Curation from Central Saint Martins in 2021. Her work has been featured in Dazed, Record Collector, and BBC Radio 6. She also has a show on Soho Radio.

Founded in 2017 by then 17-year-old Melanie Xulu, MOOF is a psychedelic print magazine with a penchant for the more obscure. With twelve issues to date, the magazine has featured an abundance of articles on underground music, film, art, and culture, as well as interviewed the likes of Gryff Rhys, Margo Guryan, Zandra Rhodes, Gong, Mark Fry, Keith Christmas, Martin Newell, Maxine Sanders, Matt Berry, & Gwenno.

 The Workshop will begin at 2pm and free to participate in but booking is advisable.

 This workshop is funded through the leveling up fund