My twin and favourite writer, Maranda Elizabeth, will be in Montréal tomorrow to launch their new zine anthology, Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues. The book was published recently by Mend My Dress Press, and has already seen launches in Toronto and Guelph – with Peterborough, Ontario to come and then a tour of the US West Coast. This is your chance to see them reading at the Ste-Émilie Skillshare, alongside friends Hayden Slays and Kit A. (Facebook event here).
When: Sunday January 13th, 2-5pm.
Where: Ste-Émilie Skillshare, 3942 rue Ste-Émilie (métro St-Henri).
Who: Maranda Elizabeth, Hayden Slays, Kit A. and Fight Boredom Distro.
What: Readings, conversation, inspiration. Probably snacks.
$: The event is free. Copies of the book will be available for $25 and zines will be available for $1-$5.00.
From the back of the book: “In Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues, Maranda tells tales of daily adventures, friendship, gender identity, falling in love with bicycles, getting tattoos, moving out, going crazy, and their experiences with inpatient hospitalizations. They also write about their relationship with their twin sister, and learning how to take care of their mental health within and without conventional institutions, identifying as genderqueer, getting sober, living a creative and meaningful daily life, and finding reasons to keep on going.”
“Telegram is the kind of zine that made me want to start writing zines in the first place. They write about their personal experiences with enough distance and care that they become not purging, but rather small maps that can help us to look at our own lives and the beauty of how we survive and become more fully the people we want to become.” – Cindy Crabb, Doris
Yelle lance aussi Télégramme #24, la traduction française de Telegram #24 qui inclut les articles Yelle Yelle Yelle Bla Bla Bla et Comment Être un.e Bon.ne Ami.e d’une Personne Cinglée. Le zine serait disponible via le Etsy de Maranda et Mad Pride Montréal.
Don’t forget to check out their launch at The Spill in Peterborough, Ontario with one of the funniest people we know – Dave Cave of Everybody Moon Jump (Facebook event here) – and keep up with their tour online. The book will also be available via Fight Boredom Distro in the coming days – keep up with the news here.
I wish I could hear Maranda reading from their book. I bought a copy through the UK amazon and I’m enjoying reading it.