11:30 – 12:15 & 13:45 – 14:30
Four 20 minute one-on-one queer counselling sessions with Relational Dynamics coach Paul Sammut of White Cubicle and Book Works. Sign-up sheets will be available at the fair or to book in advance please email email@example.com
Flora Dunster, Helena Reckitt, Kefiloe Siwisa and Amy Tobin
12:15 – 13:00
Soft Covers: Queer Feminist Publishing, led by Flora Dunster, Helena Reckitt, Kefiloe Siwisa and Amy Tobin, explores queer feminist publications as sites of critical community and world-building. This workshop introduces germinal periodicals from the UK, US and Italy from the 1970s and 1980s, including Heresies, Quim, Square Peg and Sotto-sopra, in tandem with publishing projects by contemporary collectives.
SARAH SHIN &
14:30 – 15:15
Sarah Shin (Silver Press/Verso) and Kishani Widyaratna (Picador/The White Review) lead a workshop on communities of care and Audre Lorde: what can we do about harassment and assault in literary and cultural scenes?
JEREMY ATHERTON LIN
15:45 – 16:40
Writer Jeremy Atherton Lin leads Pheromones and Other Flowers: Writing Smell in Queer Narrative and Criticism, a workshop of visceral aromas in literature and a series of writing exercises conjuring scents that evoke, disturb, distinguish and arouse.
ALEX MARGO ARDEN
BURNING HOUSE BOOKS
TIFFANY R CHAN
CHLOE A.D FILANI
SARAH JOY FORD
MS KEVIN LE GRAND
HANNAH QUINLAN & ROSIE HASTINGS
SYNCHRONISE WITCHES PRESS
JANINA SABALIAUSKAITE & JADE SWEETING
JENKIN VAN ZYL
CLAWSON & WARD
VAGINA DENTATA ZINE
12:30 – 13:00
A spoken word/poetry drag performance by artist James Morgan
Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan
14:00 – 14:30
Artists Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan talk to Paul Clinton about their UK Gay Bar Directory, the relationship between art and community, and representations of queer women in the arts.
15:15 – 15:45
Artist Prem Sahib reads from Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R Delany, Heavy Breathing by Essex Hemphill, and a short story about scabies by Cameron Irving. Sahib’s slideshow of images from the recently closed Chariots gay sauna in Shoreditch will also be showing throughout the day. The interior of the site — currently awaiting demolition — was photographed by Sahib and photographer Mark Blower as part of a larger project documenting the demise of sex venues in London. The work is included in the Cruising Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
16:30 – 17:00
Susanne Oberbeck, aka No Bra, will be reading from and talking about Hogg by Samuel R Delany.
17:00 – 17:30
AA Bronson — artist, founding member of General Idea and Art Metropole, Toronto, and director for many years of Printed Matter Inc. as well as the NY and LA Art Book Fairs — talks to Paul Clinton about the use of occult texts in his art, his involvement in artists' books, General Idea's FILE magazine, and his early queer communal publication Loving Couch Press.
Throughout the day, curator/researcher and life-long queer punk Irene Revell offers a soundtrack for the zine fair itself via her playlist Amazon ABC for Magnetic Psychopomp. With one musician/artist for each letter of the alphabet, the music is selected for foot-tapping at the ultimate fantasy lesbian bar, and was devised for artist Richard John Jones’ short-lived Moby Dyke bar in Munich. A brief introduction to the project and its relationship to the precarity of queer nightlife, plus a listing of each recording and reasons for its inclusion, is available via the eponymous minizine produced specially for Strange Perfume.