What is a zine? According to AGO Insider (August 2008), “a zine is usually a non-commercial […] publication, kind of like a magazine but with a twist. The main difference between a magazine and a zine is that zines are not out there to make a profit but, rather, to add other, often unheard voices into the mix.”

Hearing Voices: Chatter from the Willow

is a seasonal, collaborative zine that acknowledges the perspectives and topics relevant to artists living with mental illness/substance use in Niagara. We aim to capture the heartbeat of the Willow, and share it with the wider community to inspire, educate, reduce stigma, and highlight the talents and points of view of our Member Artists.


Edited & Designed by Danielle Romanuk | Mixed Media Product
St. Catharines, ON: EmBark Press | ISBN: 978-1-7753648-3-2

Contributing Member Artists

Carolyn Taylor, Paul Reslisnki, Tammy B, Barb Dvernechuk, Marley White, Paddy Barrett, Heba Younes, Danielle Romanuk, Farrow Mascoe, Jamie Robinson, Suzanne Nickel, Victoria Brecht, Catherine Parayre, John Bacher, Pat Thomson, Jennifer Gallager, Kathy Black, Leah Lattimer, AJ Toth, Rita Lianga, Daniel Hummel, Mike Post, Alison Carroll, Rick Rogers


Edited by Catherine Parayre, John Sweeney, and Danielle Romanuk
Graphic Design by Danielle Romanuk
St. Catharines, ON: EmBark Press | ISBN: 978-1-7753648-2-5

Contributing Member Artists

Sarah Carter, Mike Post, Danielle Romanuk, Kid Danielle, Carolyn Taylor, Kyle MacDonald, Sarah Schulz, Andrew Rossington, John Sweeney, Catherine Parayre


Edited by Shauna MacLeod, John Sweeney, Andrea Eby, David Carmichael, and Danielle Romanuk
Cover Illustration by Andrea Eby
St. Catharines, ON: EmBark Press | ISBN: 978-1-7753648-1-8

Contributing Member Artists

Rachel Atienza, Rita Lianga, Ryan Rumsey, John Sweeney, Sarah Carter, David Carmichael, Danielle Romanuk, John Bacher, Paul Koshty