ALEXA JEAN BARRETT
BLACK LODGE PRESS
CLAWSON & WARD
JACOB V JOYCE
& JADE SWEETING
LONDON CENTRE FOR BOOK ARTS
PUBLICATION STUDIO LONDON
SYNCHRONISE WITCHES PRESS
SARAH JOY FORD
11am - 1.30pm LESBIAN SEMIOTICS (drop-in studio)
WITH JADE SWEETING
The new screenprint, ‘Key Study 1’ marks the start of their new project in response to Hal Fischer’s photographic study Gay Semiotics
in 1977 and the 1992 documentary Framing Lesbian Fashion by Karen Everett. The duo intend to use a method of analysis of dress codes and visual characteristics within lesbian communities and to explore how these might
act as signifiers, that constitute a ‘lesbian semiotics’.
If you’d like to get in touch with them about
the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2pm - 4pm FILL YOUR BOWL:
QUEER COMICS & ZINES
WITH CHERRY STYLES
Join artists Brigid Elva and Cherry Styles for
a hands-on zine workshop. Make your own zine or comic to take away with little inspiration from some of Salford Zine Library’s favourite queer titles. Brigid Elva is an artist and cartoonist living and working in the UK. Her work has appeared throughout comics anthologies and print. Cherry Styles is the artist and publisher
at the helm of Synchronise Witches Press, now based in Huddersfield. She regularly leads workshops exploring the creative and political implications of self-publishing.
BOOKING IS REQUIRED:
Strange Perfume is back! This time we’ll be in Manchester at Chetham’s Library on Saturday 13th October, 11.00am - 6.00pm.
We have been invited to organise a fair by Book Works as part of their programme of events to promote their new book with Simon Grennan, ‘Drawing in Drag by Marie Duval’, which will be launched alongside an exhibition of Grennan’s work on Friday 12th October,
6.00pm - 8.30pm.
The book fair will include workshops by Jade Sweeting & Janina Sabaliauskaite and Cherry Styles & Brigid Elva, Readings by
Emily Pope and Alexa Jean Barrett, and a fair playlist by Prem Sahib.
Grennan's new book focusses on the work of Victorian illustrator Marie Duval, who only published work under male pseudonyms during her lifetime. This iteration of Strange Perfume will expand on the themes of the book and showcase the quality of queer publishing
in the UK today!