We're excited, the launch of our programme is coming soon — we get to share!
For the first time, we are hosting a Programme Launch for Glasgow Zine Fest, so you can get your mits on our printed programme (also available to view online in large print) well in advance of the fair. The designed programme will include all you need to know about events, workshops, screenings and talks throughout the weekend of 14 and 15 April, at CCA Glasgow.
On Thursday 8 March from 8 to 10.30pm, in the back room at the Terrace Bar at CCA, we'll be celebrating and sharing joy by giving the floor to poets and artists to perform and screen recent work. The line up for the evening includes poets Jane Hartshorn and Colin Herd, and visual artists James st Findlay, Lewis den Hertog, Rosa Klerkx, Sabe Lewellyn and Lauren La Rose. All self-publishers in some format or another, they will also be present at GZF 2018.
James St Findlay
A Glasgow-based visual artist and all round safe pair of hands operating under various different names. His work exists mainly within the realms of performance, writing, film and sound. A rock tossed into the void; he does the best with what he has! Take a look and maybe buy a book? http://jamesstfindlay.com.
Jane has an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Kent. In 2017, her first pamphlet tract was published by Litmus Publishing. She has had poems published in MAP Magazine, Raum, Gnommero, Glasgow University's From Glasgow to Saturn, and Poetry Scotland's The Open Mouse.
Lewis den Hertog
Based in Glasgow, Lewis's recent projects include, Mince & Gravel/The Hedorah/The Real Thing Publication Launch, Market Gallery (2017);
Company, Florida Collective @ Annuale, Summerhall, Edinburgh; Gwenan International, 160 Hope Street (both 2016); Artist's Moving Image Festival, Tramway (2015). cargocollective.com
A contemporary artist focusing on social engagement in micro and macro environments. Varying from large, expansive spatial gestures and solid structural works to delicate, nuanced explorations using space-hungry materials like light, sound, and aroma, there is constant diversity in the media and texture of the space in his practice. http://sabelewellyn.com
Lauren La Rose
American artist and educator, MFA student Glasgow School of Art. Her current practice utilises pop culture, personal narrative and humour as tools to address larger socio-economic issues. Daddy Issues (pictured), is a reflective performance analysing the relationship with her father and her role in filming her Dad’s film Papi and the Pretty Boys, a homoerotic Bond inspired fantasy. www.laurenklarose.com