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.
Thirteen QRL publications are free to read at PS Shop as part of a new program, QRL x Para Site Reading Corner. Opening December 3 through February 22, 2022. More details here.
QRL is happy to be part of the opening exhibition for SPRINT21 Independent Publishers’ and Artists’ Book Salon in Milan, Italy: HARD COPY SOFT TOUCH | Experiences on Queer & Transfeminist Archive. Read more about the exhibition and visiting details here.
Queer Reads Picnic at Art After Hours, Tai Kwun Contemporary, October 6 – 7, 2018. Queer Reads Library at Tai Kwun takes the form of an outdoor picnic, gesturing towards the importance of visibility and open spaces for reading. This informal gathering opened with an introduction by founders Beatrix Pang of Small Tune Press and artist-curator Kaitlin Chan, followed by a collective reading and discussing from the books and zines on view. Thanks to Hera Chan.