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Zine Reading and Open MicMarch 11, 2020
Join us at the Owens for an evening of zine readings by local zine makers Patrick Allaby, Madeleine Hansen, Shoshanna Wingate and Laura Watson. With four distinct perspectives on zines and self-publishing, these readers make work that ranges from the personal to the political and the poetic to the humorous. The readings will be followed by an open mic. If you have a zine you’d like to share, bring it along!
This event is part of a new series of zine programming centered around Mount Allison’s Teeny Tiny Zine Library, which is housed at the Owens Art Gallery. The Zine Library will be installed in the lobby and available to peruse.
Mount Allison’s Teeny Tiny Zine Library is an ever-growing collection of zines, artists’ books and multiples, independent comics and handmade publications. The collection was created to archive and promote the small by mighty form of the zine, with a special focus on the Sackville zine scene and the work of Mount Allison Fine Arts students, Sackville artists and community youth.
All are welcome to attend.
Patrick Allaby makes hand-drawn slideshows, graphic novels, and zines. His graphic novel Martin Peters was be released from Conundrum Press in 2019. He has performed his slideshows across eastern Canada. He lives by the rink.
Madeleine Hansen is a queer cartoonist and illustrator currently based in Siknikt (Sackville) NB. Her work is largely autobiographical and centers around intimacy and the small mundane moments that make up her daily life.
Shoshanna Wingate is a poet and memoirist and founding editor of the arts & culture journal, Riddle Fence. Her poetry chapbook, Homing Instinct, was published by Frog Hollow Press (2010) and her and her full-length poetry collection, Radio Weather, by Vehicule Press (2014). Her debut was named a 2014 most anticipated book by 49th Shelf and All Lit Up named her a poet to watch. Wingate has read her poetry across Canada and at the Cork International Poetry Festival in Ireland. She holds an MFA in Poetry from The New School in New York and is the executive director of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick. She also runs the Sackville Art Hive, a free community art studio, and teaches creative writing workshops to youth in her hometown of Sackville, New Brunswick. In 2019, she was named Poet Laureate of Sackville.
Laura Watson is an artist and writer from Georgetown, ON. She acquired her BFA from Mount Allison University in 2015 and currently lives in Sackville, NB. Her practice combines drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, textiles, and writing. She is a regular zine fair vendor and distributes much of her work for free through her international Mail Exchange project.
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