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(ANNOUNCEMENT) Launch Party: Brilliant Vibrating Interface






✳: 🎀 𝐵𝓇𝒾𝓁𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓃𝓉 𝒱𝒾𝒷𝓇𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝐼𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓇𝒻𝒶𝒸𝑒: 𝐿𝒶𝓊𝓃𝒸𝒽 𝒫𝒶𝓇𝓉𝓎 🎀 :✳


We are thrilled to announce the launch party for Brilliant Vibrating Interface: our year-long series of workshops, events and conversations around queering the post-internet through poetry and practice.


The event will feature readings from some of the most exciting contemporary poets and genre experimentalists in Scotland, plus a chance to peruse or pick up copies of SPAM's back catalogue of queer poetics. We hope to meet many new and familiar faces!


This event is free and unticketed. Just show up :)


THE LINEUP:


Elle Nash is the author of the novels Gag Reflex (Clash Books, 2022) and Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books + 404 Ink), which was featured in the 2018 June Reading Room of O - The Oprah Magazine and hailed by Publishers Weekly as a ‘complex, impressive exploration of obsession and desire.’

Nudes (404 Ink), her debut short story collection, is out now.


Her work appears in Guernica, BOMB, The Nervous Breakdown, Literary Hub, The Fanzine, Volume 1 Brooklyn, New York Tyrant and elsewhere. She is a founding editor of Witch Craft Magazine.


Aischa Daughtery is a Scottish writer and editor based in Glasgow. A recent graduate of the University of Glasgow’s Creative Writing MLitt, Aischa’s poetic work has been widely published and her editorial work has received press in publications including The Herald. In 2021, she won the gold Creative Future Writer’s Award for poetry, and she is currently a mentee on the Poetry School's Next Up 2 development scheme. Her first book, This Is How We Love, an anthology of love letters, notes, poetry and artwork shared between lesbians across the globe, came out this year.


Isaac Harris is a Negro writer from Virginia but now based in Glasgow. Their writing interrogates and merges both new and old world Black religion and existence through the use of high camp, moorish science, and inverted tricknology.


Romy Danielewicz is an artist and writer with a background in performance. They have published poetry, fiction and criticism. Romy is interested in various forms of non-conformity, specifically how migrant/queer/neurodivergent people resist and divest from normative forms of sociality. They are very slowly working, and often not working, on a debut novel about lovesickness and bad influence.


Chris Timmins is a queer poet/artist/cowboy. He is currently working towards an MLitt in Creative Writing at Glasgow University, exploring the use of textiles, collage and ai-generation to create poetic art. His work focuses on joy and the importance of fruit, glitter, and, most importantly, the cowboy emoji.


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THE LOWDOWN:


When and where: 7pm on 22nd November 2022 @ The Alchemy Experiment, 157 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8TS.


Tickets: This event is free and unticketed.


Merch: There will be books and merch for sale (we accept card or paypal payments).


Times: Doors are at 7pm and we will be starting shortly afterwards.


Seating: Seats will be provided although do arrive early to avoid disappointment (if you would like to reserve a seat for accessibility reasons please drop us an email).


Accessibility: The Alchemy Experiment is wheelchair accessible, however the toilets are located downstairs and there is no lift access to them. The toilets are gender neutral.


Contact: Please email spamzine.editors@gmail.com for any further queries.


This project is kindly funded by the Edwin Morgan Trust's The Second Life Award.


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Poster design: Maria Sledmere Published: 7/11/22






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