2016  youth PROGRAMMING

youth anthology

submissions due November 1st

For the 2016 NOCAZ Fest we are looking for contributors for our very first comic and zine anthology! We are putting publishing in the hands of New Orleans Youth! Contributors will receive copies of the printed book as well as an equal share of the profits. Submissions are due on November 1st. 

YOUTH WORKSHOPS

join us for our hands-on workshops this october

Our workshops are intended to investigate ideas, get your brain warmed up, and remind everyone that ANYBODY can write and draw! 

We have four workshops scheduled for the lead-up to this year's festival! Join us! All events are FREE to the public and intended just to get your brains warmed up for creative projects!

EDUCATOR RESOURCES

including videos, worksheets, and CURRICULUM guides

We have compiled a list of educator resources for any teacher who is interested in incorporating a comic or zine writing project into their curriciulum. From videos and worksheets to 

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This year, we are collaborating with Press Street Gallery to publish a youth anthology for this year's NOCAZ festival! We are accepting writing, comics, poetry, self portraits, and mixed media! There is no fee to participate, and all young people ages 18 and under are welcome to participate. All participants will receive printed copies of the anthology, as well as an equal share of the profits made from our efforts to sell the anthology. Here are some examples of great art and writing we've gotten from young people in past workshops and printed zines we've done before! 

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. Your submission must be on a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper. This is the size of a piece of standard printer paper. If you need ideas, we have some blank comic book pages you can print out to help you draw and get ideas! We accept color images but please be aware that our book will be printed in black and white. 

2. You must fill out our Contact form.  Ideally, we want you to come to the festival and pick up your books! But if we don't see you, we want to make sure we mail you your copies! We also want to make sure we mail you your share of the book profits! Probably it'll only be a couple of bucks, but that's still pretty cool!

HOW TO SUBMIT?

There are two ways to submit!

1. You can submit in person at any New Orleans Library! Just print out the forms you need, and bring the art and writing to the main desk of any of the 14 libraries! At each front desk you will find a friendly cardboard box with the NOCAZ logo on it. There will be contact forms,  They will even have the contact forms printed out for you in case you are having trouble printing them out yourself. It's all attached to the brightly decorated NOCAZ box. 

2. You can fill out our submission form online! (CLICK HERE TO DO SO) This would require you to have scanned the art that you are submitting and then e-mail it to us. If you have done this, please make sure that your artwork is at 300 DPI or more. Feel free to call or e-mail with quetions. (407) 719-7451, nocazfestival@gmail.com

FORMS TO PRINT OUT

Click here to print out the submission form

Click here to print out a 6 panel blank comic page

Click here to print out a 12 panel blank comic page

I'M CONFUSED.

That's okay! Call us! (407) 719-7451

or you can e-mail us! Nocazfestival@gmail.com

 

 

EDUCATOR'S RESOURCES

CORE CURRICULUM VALUES

We want teachers to be able to introduce a comic or zine project into their curriculum and utilize the resources that we are offering to help make NOCAZ a great place for young people to express themselves! We have reviewed the core curriculum values as listed on corestandards.org, and have compiled some ways that a zine or comic writing project can integrate into your curriculum!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR GUIDE TO NOCAZ'S CIRRICULUM STANDARD SUGGESTIONS

WORKSHEETS

Empty speech bubbles: Make up a new story!  (LINK)

Character Design Sheet- Design Your Own Character! (LINK)

Six panel blank comic book page (LINK)

Twelve panel blank comic book page (LINK)

PRINTABLE TEACHER’S GUIDE (THIS ONE IS REALLY COOL!!!)

Penguin Publishing House’s “YOU can make a graphic novel!” (LINK)

VIDEOS:

-Comics in the Classroom - Increasing Elementary Literacy 3min (LINK)

-Zines: The Power of DIY Print (short documentary) 15 min (LINK)

-What even is a zine? Animation 3 min (LINK)

-How to make a one-page zine tutorial. 3 min (LINK)

 

ARTICLES:

-Engaging Resistant Writers Through Zines in the Classroom by Judith Williamson (LINK)

Teaching With Graphic Novels by: Bridget Alverson (LINK)

WEB RESOURCES

-Get Graphic: “Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures started off as a community wide two year project designed to introduce teens, parents, librarians and teachers to the exciting and extremely popular literary format of graphic novels.” (LINK)

-Teaching with Comics: worksheets and activities designed by high school teacher Jeff Sharp who uses these materials to teach art history to his high-school students. (LINK)

-Teaching With Zines: A collection of zine lesson plans compiled by Barnard College’s Zine Library. Includes lesson plans for Grades 7-12. (LINK)

 

 

CORE CURRICULUM STANDARDS

We want teachers to be able to introduce a comic or zine project into their own curriculum and utilize the resources that we are offering to help make NOCAZ a great place for young people to express themselves! We have reviewed the core curriculum values as listed on corestandards.org, and have compiled some ways that a zine or comic writing project can integrate into your curriculum!

These are not the only curriculum values that a project of this nature could fulfill, but just a few! If you decide to include a comic or zine project into your curriculum in a different way, please let us know! Send us an email with your thoughts or contributions to nocazfestival@gmail.com

 

ELA Standards- Text Types and Purposes- Grades 1 and 2

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.1CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.1
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g.,because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.2CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.2
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

 

ELA Standards- Production and Distribution of Writing- Grades 1 and 2

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.5CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5, With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.6CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.6, With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

 

ELA Standards- Production and Distribution of Writing- Grades 3-12

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.4CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.4CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.4CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.4CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.4,  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards listed at corestandards.org)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.5CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.5CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.5CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.5,  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.5, With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards listed by grade at corestandards.org)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.6CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.6CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.6CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.6CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.6, With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; (grade 4 needs to demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting, grade 5 has a two page minimum, grade 6 has a 3 page minimum, grades 7-8 do not have a standard minimum)

 

ELA Standards- Production and Distribution of Writing- Grades 9-10

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 9-10 here.)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.

 

ELA Standards- Production and Distribution of Writing - Grades 11-12

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 11-12 here.)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

 

ELA Standards- Writing >> Text Types and Purposes- Grades 9-12

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.A Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.B, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.B Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.CCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.C Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.D, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.D Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.E, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.3.E Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

 

writing and drawing workshops!

we have four workshops this october! join us and get geared up for the fest!

We've booked FOUR workshops at four of our amazing library branches here in the Crescent city! All of our workshops are hands-on, laugh out loud, and completely FREE! The point of our workshops is to inspire the latent creativity that you have inside of the genius brain that you were both with! Join us for a great time that will inspire you to begin your own writing and drawing projects!

  1. October 13th- Central City Library (GUYS ONLY)
  2. October 15th- Alvar Branch Library
  3. October 20th- Martin Luther King Library
  4. October 22nd- Algiers Regional Library

If you'd like the FULL OVERVIEW of our events this October, feel free to visit the EVENTS page on our FACEBOOK profile! It's quite handy.