(post by Kelly Shortandqueer)
Zines on toast is a month long tour with zinesters from the UK (Rumlad, Last Hours, Hey Monkey Riot and Morgenmuffel) travelling with Portland’s Alex Wrekk (Brainscan and Stolen Sharpie Revolution). Join us for tales of the London Zine Symposium, failing to punch Tony Blair, ideas for radical health, creating a UK social centre, bike punks, regional dialects and much more!
I was excited to get a chance to hang out with the travelers since they had some extra down time in Denver. We started with a delicious dinner at Mary’s house on Monday night. There was lots of rambunctious story telling and arguments about pronunciation or words.
The show was fantastic and it was exciting to see so many new faces in the Denver Zine Library. And, of course, a pleasure to see John Porcellino, who is only in town for a week before heading back to Florida. Don’t miss his big Welcome Home / Going Away / King-Cat 71 Release / Happy Birthday John P. party at Kilgore Books (624 E. 13th Avenue, Denver). It’s this Saturday, 9/18 from 6-8pm!
After the show, we ended up back at Mary’s for a speakeasy – sipping on incredibly delicious drinks. Most of the zinesters went to bed at a reasonable time (since they had to be on the road so early this morning) but Alex and Edd stayed up with me until about 1am, talking about our families, relationships, traveling, and hula hoops (because, yes, I know hula hoops).
Zines on Toast, you’re amazing.