WATCH – Queer Quaranzine Launch
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - Monday, November 30, 2020, Watch Online
NewBridge Books presents this online video launch for:
by The Queer Dot
During lockdown, Dundee-based arts collective The Queer Dot put out an open call for contributions to a zine made in response to this challenging time. They received submissions from people relaying their lockdown experiences, and provided a sense of unity to combat the widespread isolation.
Topics covered in the zine include: virtual dates in Animal Crossing, Black Lives Matter, loneliness, the toilet paper shortage, rainbows to represent the NHS, growing plants, the state-sanctioned daily walk, and all the other ways the lockdown has impacted our lives.
We were pleased to be able to assist them in creating this video, featuring performances and readings by contributors, including: Andrés N. Ordorica, Ana Hine, Jaime Aries, Lisa Jones, Mareth Burns, Robert Wylie, and with an introduction by Steven Sheath.
The zine cover, featured at the beginning of the video, was designed by Leah Cameron.
The Queer Dot are a grassroots LGBTQIA+ arts collective: here and queer since the year dot. They amplify queer creative voices from their primary base in Dundee, Scotland. You can visit The Queer Dot linktree here to find out ways to get involved or support the collective, and the causes they care about.
The original call out poster for submissions to the zine!