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15. byob, with Taartje van Tonya

Goodbyes are hard but a small goodbye snack definitely aids the ache, and fills part of the hole left by our friends over at Snacks. 

On the 2nd of September at 19:00 byob and Snacks open the mic for poets, spoken word artists, writers, and book worms to share their texts and/or favourite quotes. Together with tasty treats from Tonya and a parting gift from Joyce, we are happy to use this evening to listen, taste, savour and digest.

bring your own book is a collective that started as a student initiative at the Gerrit Rietveld academie in 2021. Since then they have been working on an interdisciplinary programme around self-publishing, activated through events, lectures, workshops and book fairs.

From posters to books to zines and cards, some serious, some silly, some hard-covered, some soft, and some surprisingly furry; they have created a fair for everyone engaged in DIY, self-publishing to show or make their work public.

They focus on community building and bringing together works of makers that are present throughout the production process, acting as a source of inspiration, a place for experimentation, and a connective tissue between different practices and people. byob hopes to encourage makers and appreciators of printed matter to seek one another out and to give each other’s work some well-deserved attention and appreciation. 

bring your own book is currently run by Susu Lee, Augustinas Milkus, Jordi de Vetten, Nelli Molfenter and Sophia Xu