Zorras Present

An Edinburgh
Zine & Small Press Fair

 

 

The Forest Cafe

3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh

Sunday, 7 August, 2011, 12pm-5pm

+ Readings/Performances 6pm-9pm

Free Entry, Wheelchair Accessible

 

Local organisers and multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, present An Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair. For one day only, The Forest Cafe will be turned into a bookshop - featuring rare and hand-made zines, chapbooks, books, CDs and other ephemera. Some of the UK's finest zinesters and small presses will gather to bring you independent poetry, fiction, comics, visual art and music. Entry is free.

 

Featuring:

anon
anything anymore anywhere

Bella Caledonia (Kevin Williamson & Mike Small)

Duality

Edward Ross

Forest Publications
Gutter

Mark Mace Smith & Defective Arts

Muletilla and The Rag

New Escapologist

nick-e melville (acton press)

Nine & If Destroyed Still True

Read This Press

rodney relax (press king)

SCREE

Sophie Mayer & Salt Publishing

Ste McCabe & Queers Make Music

Witches Revenge

WRITERS' BLOC

Zorras & sandraslittlebookshop

 

For information on the evening's readings and performances, click here: Faceplant

 

 

Meet The Presses:

 

anything anymore anywhere

 

"anything anymore anywhere" publish a triannual journal of poetry and prose, plus occasional books and chapbooks. http://www.anythinganymoreanywhere.co.uk

 

Bella Caledonia (Kevin Williamson & Mike Small)

 

A libertarian eco-left Scottish independista eZine/press, established in 2007, cultural/political in outlook, exploring ideas of independence, self-determination and autonomy. http://bellacaledonia.org.uk

 

Duality
 
Duality produces collaborations between short story writers and illustrators. Each edition is based on a theme (e.g. 'peace', 'new'). We aim to keep work organic, to promote one another's work and that of new and first time artists and writers from across the planet.

http://www.dualitythebook.co.uk

 

Edward Ross

 

Edward Ross is an Edinburgh based comic book artist and writer. He is the creator of 'Filmish: Comic Book Essays on Film Theory' and the autobiographical comic '100 Tiny Moments From My Past, Present and Future'. http://www.edwardross.co.uk 

 

Forest Publications

 

Forest publications has made three high-profile anthologies featuring stolen stories and unique contemporary poetry and fiction, as well as two cds capturing the spirit of The Forest. Forest publications have also produced over two dozen affordable and exciting chapbooks showcasing emerging talent. All proceeds go towards The Forest arts collective, a registered charity. www.forpub.com

 

Freight Books

 

Freight Books are publishers of Gutter, Scotlandís leading, award-winning, literary magazine. Gutter 05, featuring the likes of Eleanor Thom, Brian McCabe, Tessa Ransford, Kevin MacNeil and Michael Cannon, as well as many other outstanding new talents, will be available for the first time at the Fair. Freightís new graphic novel written by Rodge Glass, Dougieís War, about one soldierís return from Afghanistan, was recent shortlisted for the SCIBA graphic novel of the year. It will also be on sale along with a number of other Freight titles. www.freightbooks.co.uk www.guttermag.co.uk

 

Mark Mace Smith / Defective Arts


Defective Arts present the poetry, photography, paintings, prose, percussion and oblong clumps of music generated and created by the Artist & Wordsmith Mark Mace Smith. Limited edition retrospective of ten years of art for art's sake. Mark creates existential art with drums, words, paints, beats, photographs, comedy, music and shenanigans. 
http://thuddub.blogspot.com

 

Muletilla and The Rag (magazine of the Revolutionnary Anarchafeminist Group)

 

Ariel Silvera is a trans dyke, a Dublin-based writer involved in queer/trans/feminist activism, and a geek. Her writing has appeared on RAG, The Skinny and Girl-Wonder.org, and she is the current editor of BoLT Magazine. She hopes you'll ask her if she's played Chrono Trigger. Her favorite character is Lucca. http://www.boltmagazine.ie & http://www.jellyfishattack.org/blog

 

New Escapologist

Tired of the everyday grind? New Escapologist is a collection of funny and existential essays, anecdotes and polemic offering alternatives to the Bourgeois, vale-of-tears, fart-obsessed treadmill society. YEAH! www.newescapologist.co.uk            

 

nick-e melville (acton press)
 
acton press is an occasional press started in 2006 by nick-e melville. it first published melville's Office Gnomics and has since published bespoke epithalamium's in short runs, a book by Evelyn Muir and booklets for ShellSuit Massacre. the next is routine - poems by prisoners at HMP Edinburgh, in a run of 500.
www.shellsuitmassacre.biz

 

Nine / If Destroyed Still True

If Destroyed Still True #6: Iraqi Kurdistan Edition tells of hitch-hiking, soldiers, death threats and the Kurdish Spring that you didn't read about in the news. Nine, technically an Edinburgh resident, would love to attend the zine fair in person but will probably be somewhere in Asia. She's not sure.
http://www.jinxremoving.org

 

Read This Press

Read This Press is a micropress which specialises in producing unique, handmade poetry anthologies and collections. It is not unknown for us to be described as a "punk" press. We particularly like poets who are new/unknown/upcoming, intimidatingly well-read, and tattooed. http://www.onenightstanzas.com       

 

rodney relax (press king)

 

press king, run by rodney relax, is publishing a series called A Trio of Fearsome Dogs. these are a5 broadsides, runs of 50, of one large image and a few lines of text. to date the following poets have had issues published: rodney himself, nick-e melville, Jim Ferguson, Graham Brodie and Pete McConville. www.shellsuitmassacre.biz

 

SCREE

 

SCREE is an Edinburgh-based art and poetry magazine. Inspired by the tradition of hand-made poetry magazines from the 1950s and 60s, e.g. Migrant, Poor.Old.Tired.Horse, Resuscitator, Black Mountain Review. Each issue is typed on the typewriter, and manually assembled with scissors, glue, and much time next to a photocopier. Each edition is hand-bound. Features terrific prose, poetry, and artwork, and comes with a music supplement. http://screemagazine.wordpress.com

 

Sophie Mayer representing Salt Publishing

 

Sophie Mayer is the author of The Private Parts of Girls, a brand-new collection of grrrl-poetry from Salt, Britain's leading poetry small press. Along with her book (buy one and get a chapbook of new work free!) she will have new books by other Salt authors including John McCullough. http://www.sophiemayer.net

 

Ste McCabe / Queers Make Music

 

Queers Make Music is a mammoth zine put together by queer electro-punk musician Ste McCabe, with lots of help from Lukasz Waclawski. It's quite simply a zine full of interviews with underground queer musicians mostly from the UK, with other writings, cartoons and artwork thrown in generally around the theme of feminism and queerness.

 

Witches Revenge (2009-2011 rip) fanzine

 

DIY cut & paste fanzine with photos, history, thoughts & lyrics of the Edinburgh folk punk band WITCHES REVENGE. Cd included. 5 epic punk anarchafeminist and queer grrrls fom the dark face of the moon, 1 viola, songs about social change, defence of the environment and struggle for freedom. www.myspace.com/witchesrevenge/
plus: Anarchafeminist, queer and Revolutionary Women of Afghanistan fanzines, all DIY publications.

 

WRITERS' BLOC

 

Edinburgh's premier spoken word performance group. Comrades include published and prize-winning novelists, short story writers and poets, who present original material with iconoclastic attitude. http://www.writers-bloc.org.uk

 

Zorras & sandraslittlebookshop

 

Zorras create "poetry-music-video-weirdness fusion. With megaphones." They also produce Maricon, a handmade and hand-painted zine-like entity. Zorras' offerings at the fair will include other Zorras paraphernalia, including t-shirts designed by Edward Ross, and books from Sandra Alland and sandraslittlebookshop. www.blissfultimes.ca/zorras.htm

 

 

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