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Night 4 Zines is a publications-based event that acts an alternative to traditional publishing. Organized by student artists and designers, a non-transactional space was provided for an informal book launch and related programming. Night4 Zines was created with the intent to showcase traditionally uncentred voices and narratives within the Toronto self-publishing community.

Our experiences as marginalized creators are felt privately so why not celebrate our successes together.

Night4 Zines was organized myself with support from Sheila Sampath’s Nano Publishingcourse. Thank you to participating artists and those who were not able to makeit: Rakshanda Khan, Vincy Lim, MAKE! SHIFT! LOVE! [Keet Geniza], Loretta Miauw,and Rabeea Syed.  Thank you Seiji &Kaythi for their activist book club “Patchwork Primer” and for sharing a briefhistory of lesbian publishing. Thanks to Megan Amanda for the beautiful photosand Sheila Sampath (the Public) for the guidance and encouragement

Patchwork Primer (How Do We Find What We’re Not Looking For?)

Hosted by Seiji & Kaythi –
Patchwork Primer is a compiled publication and book club workshop that focuses on histories of lesbian publishing. Attendees were invited to read as a group from several text excerpts giving a brief account of the role of lesbian publishing in western history and challenges that arise in small-scale publishing.

Full Artist Statement, Event Details, and Artist Bios –

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