Free Handmade Journal Workshop w/ Artisan Lis Ortiz

Bronx, NY

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A Free Craft and Handwork Workshop

Handmade Journals with Artisan Lis Ortiz

Come and create your own handmade personal journal to capture your thoughts, hopes and dreams. Journals will be made of recycled items, so please feel free to bring images, fabric and/or items to make yours extra special! 
Note: This workshop is labor intensive so please arrive on time so that you can leave with a completed piece.


This event is part of The Big Read in the Bronx. Participants will receive a free copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. (Supplies are limited.)

All welcome! Bring a notebook, a pen and your creative energy.


The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. For more information, visit

Additional support is provided by the Robert Bowne Foundation and the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund INC., and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library

The Bronx Writers Center supports and develops the appetite for writing and reading in the Bronx. The BWC searches for and promotes new voices and audiences and engages the community in literary and literacy programs.

The Bronx Writers Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts, is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Robert A.Bowne Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts’ Literature Program, NYC Council Member James Vacca,  New York City Department of Youth and Community Development,Arts Midwest, the Scherman Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, NYC Department of Small Business Services/Avenue NYC and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library.