Toronto book launch for Cindy Crabb’s Encyclopedia of Doris

Readings by Cindy Crabb, Jeff Miller, Tara Michelle Ziniuk and Laura Mac!!!!

Monday, October 3 · 7:00pm – 10:30pm – 292 Brunswick Ave

PWYC / Suggested donation $5 / No one turned away for lack of funds

The space is wheel chair accessible but the washrooms are not.

This show is a child friendly space. Toys will be provided in the room that the show is happening (no official childcare, but a few fun things to do! )

Cindy Crabb is the author of the long running, autobiographical feminist zine Doris, her new book The Encyclopedia of Doris has just been released. She has written for numerous books and magazines, including We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists, the Utne Reader, Experiencing Abortion: A Weaving of Women’s Words, A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over the World: Writing From the Girl Zine Revolution, and is featured in the new academic book Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, by Alison Piepmeier. She is the editor of the zines Support, and Learning Good Consent, and is a sexual assault survivor advocate. Crabb has given speeches and led workshops at the Radcliff/Harvard Schlesinger library; SUNY University, New Paltz; the University of North Carolina, Asheville; Radical Queer Conference, Columbus Ohio;The Southern Girls Convention; Ladyfest Dayton; The San Francisco Zine Fest, and at numerous community centers and independent bookstores.

Jeff Miller has published the zine Ghost Pine since 1996. His book Ghost Pine: All Stories True (2010) collects the best of this work. It appeared for several weeks on the Montreal Gazette top ten bestseller list and won the 2010 Expozine Alternative Press Award for best English book. Miller has toured and given readings across North America at independent bookstores, punk shows, libraries, and other venues. His writing has also appeared in The Broken Pencil, Zine Yearbook, The 2nd Hand, and the anthology The Art of Trespassing.

Tara-Michelle Ziniuk is a Montreal-born, Toronto-based writer and activist. She is authour of the poetry books Emergency Contact (McGilligan, 2006) and Somewhere To Run From (Tightrope, 2009.) She has a one-year-old kid who is known by many nicknames. In grade 10 drama class she got a 99% on a performance project where she played a fetus. It wasn’t a shock when she did performance art in the 90s. She made some really embarassing zines and wrote some better stuff for other peoples’. She needs a bully and a babysitter to get her working on the projects she currently has on hold. She likes reality TV, gay teen novels and beautiful old farmhouses, ideally together.

Laura Mac is a Toronto-based music player and doodler who has been making zines sporadically for about 10 years. Her friend Richard once called her “the Lynda Barry of Anti Folk” which is the awesomest thing anyone has ever said about her and is the only introduction she ever wants to have, even if its inaccurate.

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