Queer.Archive.Work is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit reading room, publishing studio, and project space serving Providence, RI and beyond. → our mission

QAW at Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair

We’re one of 400+ exhibitors at Printed Matter’s first-ever Virtual Art Book Fair, February 24–28, 2021. QUEER MATTERS, launching at the fair, is a new publication written, edited, and designed collectively by the QAW community. An edition of 100 will be distributed at the fair on a sliding scale (free/trade/purchase).

Our fair website goes live when the fair opens at 4PM on Wednesday 2/24. QAW will be STREAMING LIVE in our QUEER ZOOM ROOM every day at 6PM—come by to hang, relax, chat with us and request a copy of QUEER MATTERS.

Here’s our QAW x PMVABF schedule——
Wednesday 2/24 4PM—FAIR OPENS and QAW’s fair site goes live
Thursday 2/25 6PM—A TOTAL MESS with MIZZ. WORMHOLE
Friday 2/26 6PM—DRAW ON THE WALLS with SEL
Saturday 2/27 6PM—CRUISING with LAUREN
Sunday 2/28 12–3PM—WRITING MARATHON (on your own)
Sunday 2/28 3PM—MEETUP with CARMEN & AGNES

All events are FREE and open to the public in QAW’s QUEER ZOOM ROOM! All times USA eastern.

QAW Download Library

We are now collecting PDFs of significant and difficult-to-find publications from the last fifty years, focusing on urgency, radicality, and liberation. These files are posted openly for free download, with links to the source material, if known. If you’d like to suggest a PDF to the Download Library, please send us a note!

Providence Tool Sharing Library

The PVD Tool Sharing Library is a volunteer project generously introduced to QAW by community member Hannah Suzanna. It’s an experiment in communal resource sharing; all of the items in the collection are stored in homes and work spaces in the Providence, RI area and available for free use. Click through to browse the tools and use this form if you’d like to add a tool to the collection (non-traditional/fun/weird/queer tools definitely encouraged)!

Artists-in-Residence 2020–21

Sloan Leo’s open studio at QAW, September 12, 2020 (left) / Cierra Michele Peters at work at QAW, August 2020 (right)

Who we serve: QAW welcomes all, but priority is always given to LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, immigrant, disabled, and other underserved folks. This is a free, open, and accessible anti-racist community space (please see our code of conduct). We welcome you to come by to chat about your work, use our risograph printer, make zines, and spend time in the reading room, but because of COVID-19 safety our capacity for visitors is limited. Please email if you’re interested!

We’re at 40 Sprague Street, #1G Providence, RI 02907, on the west side of Providence, in a building that used to be a rubber bicycle tire factory. Founder / Director / Attendant: Paul Soulellis.


QAW Riso Residencies
*2020–21 QAW Residents Announced*

Mutual Aid Publishing During Crisis
Urgency Reader 2 available for download

QAW at The Brooklyn Art Book Fair
A special reprint of excerpts from Urgency Reader 2 sold out at the Brooklyn Art Book Fair June 2020, benefiting The Marsha P. Johnson Institute and QAW Residencies

QAW Time Travel Workshop with Miriam

QAW Publications
SCREEN ZINE (August 2020)
URGENCY READER 2 (April 2020)
URGENCY READER (December 2019)
QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 3 (September 2019)
QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 2 (January 2019)
QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 1 (September 2018)

QAW Workshops and Events
“CULTURAL CHANGE IN USA” with Kenneth Reveiz and Chizzie Royelle (January 2021)
Vancouver Art Book Fair: “OCCASIONALLY A MOMENT OF OPENNESS” with nicole killian (October 2020)
Brooklyn Art Book Fair (June 2020)
Image Text Ithaca (June 2019)
Urgency Lab RISD (Spring 2019)
INTERRUPT V (February 2019)
NY Tech Zine Fair at SFPC (December 2018)
Hauser & Wirth/MoMA PS1 Bookstore (August 2018)


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