Opening Thursday, July 18th, from 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Kel R. Karpinski, author of the Queer Sailors Zines, will lead a brief talk and workshop on underground radical publications. Kel will provide a brief background on the format of the zine as a vehicle for underground and independent communication especially in queer and marginalized communities, followed by a one and a half hour workshop where you will be able to start creating your own radical piece! Kel and curators from “Out of the Closets and Into the Streets” exhibit will be available to help get you started and on your way to creating an exciting, original zine.
Many supplies and a photocopier will be available at the event space but if there is something specific you would like to use please bring it with you. This event is 18+ due to the nature of some of the queer publications we will be working with. Please RSVP to this event, given the nature of the workshop environment we can accommodate workspace for 20 attendees.
Kel R. Karpinski is the creator of Queer Sailors zines. They hail from the Great Lakes and currently live in the port town of New York City. They work as a Librarian and Assistant Professor at City Tech in Brooklyn where they do research on masculinity, desire, performance and all things queer, especially as it relates to sailors, hustlers and Times Square. Kel is also co-organizing the NY Queer Zine Fair this year. Kel can also be explored at hellotheresailor.etsy.com, instagram.com/ask_me_again, and twitter.com/kel_karpinski.