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.
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.
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.
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.
QRL participating in RUB – Now Wave and Graphic Activism at Flux Factory, New York, November 23 – December 15, 2019.
QRL with ZINE COOP at Taipei Art Book Fair, Talk on Sustaining Creative Partnerships in Independent Publishing, October 18 – 20, 2019.
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.