a place for zinesters - writers and readers
So finally I have something on my main zine (Kutgitar, which is in Dutch) all of you can understand: a presentation in English.
Kutgitaar was born on the night of a literary reading. To pay for the travel expenses of one of the readers, me and Oscar Wyers put together a small zine with texts by each writer, which they sold for a few euros. The title is a reference to a story that Oscar read that night. After this first issue, we decided it would be nice to invite people they like to write stories and poems and put them in a zine. “It's made for us and the people who like what we like. It's a counterbalance to all the serious and often humourless literary magazines out there.”
Oscar and I were invited to Facing Pages, a festival for independent magazines. This is a registration of that talk.
P.S.: I'm planning to do an English zine again during the zine month, it'll be the second issue of Amina.
P.P.S.: After Facing Pages, we got picked up by de Volkskrant, one of the main newspapers in The Netherlands, they wrote an article about three independent magazines from the Netherlands, including us, for their weekly magazine. How awesome is that?