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Come Queer with Me An Evening of Reading, Making and Expression


Jun 25 2022 to Jun 25 2022 4 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

Time Event Description 4 to 8 pm Queer Stories Reading Room by Champaca Books Champaca is an independent bookstore, children’s library and cafe. They are bringing a curated collection of stories with queer themes, by queer writers, across fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Come join in as we read from some of our favourite books that Team Champaca recommends, or simply spend time reading by yourself at your own leisure. There will also be a sales counter of the books from this collection. 5 pm Kathegala Kanive – The Valley of Stories (ಕಥೆಗಳ ಕಣಿವೆ) Documentary Film Screening | 2021 | India 30 minutes | Kannada with English subtitles Vikas Badiger Kathegala Kanive – The Valley of Stories (ಕಥೆಗಳ ಕಣಿವೆ) is a documentary by Vikas Badiger (Faces of Bengaluru) following the journey of some artists from the Aravani Art Project as they learn photography and tell stories of their neighbourhood as well as their connection to the city of Bengaluru. The film was awarded the best documentary at Madras Independent Film Festival and an official selection at the Chennai International Documentary Film Festival. 5:45 pm Identity and Expression Zine Making Workshop with Debosmita Dam This is an open workshop for all. Walk in to register and participate. This one hour introductory workshop to zine making will include learning about what a zine is, the different kinds of zines people make, and making some ourselves in the expression of our thoughts and identity! Participants are required to bring the materials they would like to work with such as pencils, sketch pens, markers, crayons, colour pencils – any dry medium of their choice. Participants can also bring collage elements – cut up images, phrases, motifs etc. from old magazines, newspapers, books etc, and a stick of glue. A note from the facilitator can be found below this table. 7 pm Poetry Reading by Shilok Mukkati Poetry reading solo performance in Kannada and English. 7:15 pm Open Mic Walk in to participate. Sign up on the spot. All are welcome to come and participate in this Open Mic as part of this event. Sign up on the spot and express yourself in an intimate, safe and informal setting. Identity and Expression Zine Making Workshop with Debosmita Dam A note from the facilitator: A zine, to me, is like the court jester. It is like a glass of water. Without taking itself too seriously, it conveys some essential truth, it speaks truth to power. It can be with or without embellishments, with aesthetic prowess or not. A zine speaks to our core need for creativity, the need to say something and to make ourselves be heard. To shift shapes of thoughts, feelings, ideas. To disguise something, or to reveal something else. It comes with the liberty for you to say it as you want, to shape it as you like. It can be poetry, and it doesn’t need to be poetic. It can be curiously clever, and it can be deeply sad. A zine will always hold you, it will be the space for you to be as authentic as you can be. In collaboration with Champaca Books and Faces of Bengaluru

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