Markus Harwood-Jones (he/they) is a proudly queer and trans space-case who has been writing since he can remember. Markus specializes in super sweet, super gay stories, ideal for readers young and old alike. He lives in downtown Toronto with his husband, their plantonic co-parent, and their extra-cute kiddo. Markus is an aspiring TikTokker and can be found on social media under the handle @MarkusBones.
Writing, as with many forms of storytelling, acts as a meeting ground for imagination and reality; it offers a tool to reflect on the world as we know it and imagine what else might be. Expanding one’s imagination is a critical step towards realizing that which feels presently impossible to achieve makes writing an essential practice in world-building. As I reflect on my own journey as a queer, trans young person, I see writing as a survival strategy, a source of power, a method of escape.
What the heck is a 'zine'? Come together to learn about the art of making our own, pocket-sized storybooks. All that's needed is a piece of paper, scissors, and a writing utensil.
Why is it important we share our stories, and listen to the experiences of others? Join Markus as he talks about his own journey as an LGBTQ+ young person and the importance of respect for people from all walks of life.