The Toronto Queer Zine Fair collective is going on a Winter Survival Tour! We will be hitting up Southern Ontario and Quebec reading from our zines and writings. Check the dates below to see if we’re coming to your city!
Friday December 13th - TORONTO
Monday December 16th - KITCHENER/WATERLOO
Tuesday December 17th - HAMILTON
Wednesday December 18th - LONDON
Thursday December 19th - OTTAWA @ The Pressed Cafe
Friday December 20th - KINGSTON The Sleepless Goat Cafe
Saturday December 21st - MONTREAL
Sunday December 22nd - PETERBOROUGH
More deets to come.
This tour is all about survival. What things do we do to survive the winter? What things do we do to survive every day? Lets share our tips, our strategies, our ways of coping, and our stories.
Maranda Elizabeth writes about mental health & illness, genderqueerosity, writing & creativity, self-care & support, and how to create a meaningful daily life.
Eric Levitt writes zines on the intersection of radical gayness, queerness, body fascism and radical politics.
Eddie O writes about supporting survivors and creating alternative structures of support and mutual aid with a focus on their own experience surviving abuse and recovering from trauma.
you can read more about us here: http://torontoqueerzinefair.tumblr.com/about
facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/198607163657101/?source=1
Get in touch if you want to read with us or help us out with dates! email@example.com
Hi people! I am part of this collective and i am going to be reading on this tour. This is going to be the first time i talk about my trauma in a public space (that isn’t the internet). This is a HUGE step in my recovery and i am really nervous but also excited. Writing about my trauma saved me when i was wait listed for services (and sometimes wait listed to be wait listed) and had absolutely no idea how to cope or even talk about what happened to me. Writing saved me when my silence was slowly killing me. I am really happy and proud to be a part of this. If you or anyone you know may want to read with us or help us out, send us an email! Also, just spread the word! Who knows…i might even play some music on this tour…if i can get my shit together. Guess you’ll just have to come out and see what happens!