Liberation: Zine Reading hosted by OZF guest of honor Nia King
The Olympia Zine Fest is pleased to present LIBERATION: a zine reading hosted by guest of honor Nia Levy King and featuring readings from Nia, Eileen Chavez, M. Sabine Rear, Aura Rose, Niamh Timmons, and Nicole Witch-Hazel.
NIA KING is a queer, mixed-race artist and activist who has been writing zines for over 12 years. While many of her earlier zines (such as MXD and Angry Black-White Girl) were focused on mixed-race identity, many of her more recent zines (such as When the White Man Gives You Money and Constantly Coming Out) are interview-based or about trying to make a living as a creative queer person of color. She has been hosting and producing We Want the Airwaves podcast since 2013, and has two self-published books out based on the podcast, Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives (published in 2014, co-edited by Jessica Glennon-Zukoff and Terra Mikalson) and Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volume 2 (published in 2016, co-edited by Elena Rose).
EILEEN CHAVEZ (Leen Zines 1-5, A Rotten Bundle, Do You Really Want to Delete This File?, A Perpetual Dance, You Do You) is a queer, non-binary, Jewish-Latinx, Oakland-born scribbler based out of Portland, Oregon. They make experimental comics about navigating heavy emotional landscapes and processing/healing from trauma. They are a proud member of a group of Portland artists, ‘The Sound Grounds Wreckin Cru’ and Portland’s ‘Women of Color’ zines.
M. SABINE REAR (Bending Spoons: A Field Guide to Ableist Microaggressions, Purses: An Object Lesson, Teen Zine, Women Artists Zine, Reverse Flaneur) is a queer, crip cartoonist and the cute blind lady you gave your seat to on the bus. Her comic Reverse Flaneur, on being blind, glamorous and alone in public, was nominated for a 2017 Ignatz Award. Find her work at michaelsabine.com.
AURA ROSE (Closure, Weathering the Storm: Surviving & Thriving with BPD, From Self Harming to Self Healing, Recipes by a Kitchen Witch, These are the good ones(memories): a zine about C-PTSD, Viral Dysphoria) is a queer mixed-race invisibly disabled nonbinary femme chronically/mentally ill trauma survivor making zines about their passions & experiences.
NIAMH TIMMONS (Notes From A Failed Sex Worker, Trans Sexual Geographies, Disabled Comics #1, Run Away, Macrophage #1) is a queer disabled non-binary Transgirl. Their zines are about the convergences of Transness, mental health, disability, and being a survivor. Hoping to branch out away from personal writing all the time. They’re a zinester, bad comic artist, forest lover, and recovering academic.
NICOLE WITCH-HAZEL writes Go Trespassing, a zine about being a queer transwoman and the intersections of depression, suicidal ideation, not-passing, trans misogyny and misogyny, poverty, trauma, anarchism, privilege, addiction, resiliency, illegality, squatting and punk. Nicole also wrote YOMO, a zine of trans erotica.
List of other Olympia Zine Fest weekend events:
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Saturday and Sunday workshops:
Saturday tabling expo:
Saturday post-expo show:
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