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9 July 2021
QRL x CCCSF Zine Sharing Circle

July 9: Rachel Lau, Kaitlin Chan and J. Wu (Mixed Rice Zines) led an online sharing about how we put our WO MEN zine corner together, an event presented by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco! We discussed the behind-the-scenes process and power of queer friendship that fuelled QRL’s mobile library arriving in San Francisco by way of Hong Kong, Taipei, and Vancouver. The discussion was followed by a zine sharing where participants shared their zine projects and zines in progress. Visit WO MEN at CCCSF, on view until the end of 2021.

9 June 2021
QRL x CHAT Lexicon Brainstorm

On Sunday, June 13th, we hosted a zine workshop and lexicon brainstorm in collaboration with the Center for Heritage and Textiles (thanks Bruce!) The event featured an exhibition tour of Interweaving Poetic Code, and a mini-zine workshop on queer identity and language.

19 May 2021
QRL and FARR Zine Organizing Workshop

In collaboration with Fine Arts Reading Room at Concordia University, QRL hosted a a free zine organizing and tidying workshop on May 27th. We introduced some simple and fun techniques for organizing and storing zine and book collections. Watch the event recording here.

14 May 2021
QRL at CHAT Reads

In this special display at CHAT Reads, QRL responds to CHAT’s seasonal exhibition Interweaving Poetic Code with reading materials that reflect on the central themes of care, community, and inclusivity. The exhibition and reading corner are free-entry and on view until July 18, 2021.

19 February 2021
QRL in WO-MEN at CCCSF

QRL is grateful to participate in the group exhibition WO-MEN at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco. Check out the online exhibition, visit QRL’s online book guide here, and check out the online Queer Reads Lexicon. Our collaborators include production lead and curator J. Wu, print lexicon designer Tiff Chan and digital lexicon designer Winnie Yoe.

12 December 2020
QRL Pop-up at Ourself Zine Launch

QRL pop-up library at the launch of Ourself 我哋 Zine, a new zine for queer voices in Hong Kong, at Nose in the Books 打書釘, Causeway Bay. December 12, 2020.

20 November 2020
QRL & Mary Jean Chan

Online reading by Mary Jean Chan of poems from her book Flèche (2019, Faber & Faber), followed by a discussion and Q+A. November 20, 2020.

22 October 2020
QRL Show & Tell

Online QRL Show & Tell with amanda wan, Tray Ma, and Phebe Ferrer for Vancouver Art Book Month, October 22, 2020. 

31 January 2020
QRL at Zi Space Taipei

Discussion: Visualizing Queer Culture in Hong Kong and Taipei with Dr. Chi Ta-wei and Kaitlin Chan, January 31, 2020. Open Library: February 1 – 2, 2020.

15 December 2019
QRL participating in RUB – Now Wave and Graphic Activism

QRL participating in RUB – Now Wave and Graphic Activism at Flux Factory, New York, November 23 – December 15, 2019.

18 October 2019
QRL with ZINE COOP at Taipei Art Book Fair

QRL with ZINE COOP at Taipei Art Book Fair, Talk on Sustaining Creative Partnerships in Independent Publishing, October 18 – 20, 2019.

18 October 2019
QRL with ZINE COOP at Vancouver Art Book Fair

QRL with ZINE COOP at Vancouver Art Book Fair, October 18 – 20, 2019. Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF) is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement, appreciation and circulation of artists’ publishing.

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