Live Workshop and Presentation Schedule

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Space Donut with Andromache

10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT

Space Donut is what happens when anxiety loops meet sci-fi meet language is a virus. We are going to collect and reclaim the vocabulary of the pandemic and create our own language with text art, collage, and online generators. By creating a new language, we will be able to express our experiences during these challenging times in a way that does not have to be tied to a dominant narrative. The result will be a collective zine of experimental writing and art.

Zine Binding Basics Workshop with Alyssa Pisciotto

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

This workshop will teach participants three basic binding techniques for zine making. This is a beginner friendly workshop and no experience is necessary. The three binding methods that will be taught are single signature saddle stitch, no sew poster fold, and basic Japanese stab binding. Participants will be walked through the binding methods and be given time to put this knowledge into practice as well as ask questions. A copy of Alyssa’s printable “How-To” zine template is available through email request. This template can be used through the workshop to learn and practice the binding techniques.

To request a template please email:

Suggested materials:

  • Printer Paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors/ Exacto Knife
  • Thumb tack/ Awl
  • Embroidery/ Bookbinding needle
  • Embroidery floss
  • Any other zine making supplies you wish to use

Poetry Writing Workshop with Freesia McKee

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm EDT

This poetry writing workshop will deliver a bunch of writing prompts on different poetic forms that lend themselves to queer storytelling, including the haibun (a travelogue form invented by a queer Japanese poet in the 17th century), the zuihitsu (a non-linear form that feels inherently queer and feminist), and the ode (a kind of praise poem with lots of examples written by queer poets we will look at). Participants will have a few minutes to write, then optional sharing, then will repeat the process a few times. Participants would leave the workshop having started a bunch of poems that could be included in their zines.

Barnard Zine Library Presentation

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Claudia Acosta and Ren Huang from the Barnard Zine Library will introduce the library and share some of their queerdo zine faves from the collection. Their primary goal is gauging from queer zinesters, readers and future-researchers how to better and more directly serve queer communities, demystify the archives for public use and demonstrate how to get the most out of the catalog!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

‘A Potted Trans History’ with Rowan Frewin

10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT

Rowan will talk about their zine ‘A Potted Trans History’, discussing the content of their zine as well as why they think zines are an important tool in disseminating information about queer history.

Sapphic Writing Workshop with Sapphic Writers

12:00pm – 1:30 pm

In this workshop, we’ll be exploring what makes sapphic writing different from writing that comes from other positions–in particular, what makes good sapphic writing & representation different from mainstream/historical depictions of sapphic characters. The first portion will consist of an overview and guided discussion on tropes about sapphics, and then a discussion about when and how writing about sapphics gets it right. We’ll compare poems and excerpts from stories and novels, so come prepared to add to your sapphic reading list! The second half will consist of writing activities that work on subverting toxic stereotypes in character creation and story conception. No previous writing experience or preparation required!

Asian, American, and Queer: The Question with Jarea Fang

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Jarea Fang, the creator of the Asian American queer zine “Secret Life”, will be chatting about the intersections between an Asian-American identity and a queer one. Some topics include: The mutual exclusiveness between being Asian and being queer, the erasure of Asian American lesbians, the emasculation of Asian men (no matter their sexuality!), and much more. Feel free to come with questions or just sit back and listen! This is an open space.

Pre-Recorded Workshop Premiere

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

How to Run an Effective Call for Submissions with Canto Cutie

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM EDT

How to run an effective call for submissions, how to navigate national security laws in China and Hong Kong and how to protect artists.