Here is your monthly round-up, from local and online events to national creative calls. There's lots of local Sunderland goodness going on this June, and since it's Pride Month, we've highlighted some great projects like Queerlings and Sapphic Writers, and we'll continue to share throughout the month!
Literary magazine Queerlings are open for submissions again for their fourth issue!
PopRecs are putting on their first gig in their new venue in the heart of Sunderland - VANT are playing on the 25th of June and you can find out more info here!
Speaking of the new PopRecs venue, at strange things? Collective we are running some creative workshops there this summer! Our Making a Mess workshops will run in two groups, one in Sunderland and one in Washington, and they're designed for 14-19 year olds. Find out more and sign up here.
A great opportunity for fellow zine-makers - Hearing the Voice are looking for an individual or group to facilitate a series of online zine workshops for young people who hear voices others don’t. Applications close 11th June.
Queer Peers is a zine of artwork, prose & poetry by members of the LGBTQ+ community who have lived experience of trauma, care & survivorship, created by FEELING QUEER and the National Survivor User Network. Flick through it online here!
A special issue of Sunderland Vibe magazine is out now, and full of local things to get your teeth stuck into.
Literary arts magazine superfroot has brought out their first issue, LOVER BOY. Over 150 pages of gorgeous work.
A great opportunity for Sunderland writers from Sunderland Creative Writing CIC - in partnership with Sunderland Culture, they're offering a professional development programme for writing for the stage. Deadline 30th June.
Sapphic Writers have some great events lined up for Pride Month, including their open mic night, Sapphic Speakeasy. The theme is Rainbow, and you can sign up to perform yourself.
Summer Streets are commissioning several new projects for this years festival that will be a mix of online and on site events. This looks like an amazing opportunity.
Queer Zine Library are hosting a free intro to zine cataloguing for any lgbtqia+ folk in the UK. More info here.