Poster by Anna Bron!
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1pm-7pm
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St.
Presented in partnership with SFU Woodward’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
COME SEE OVER 100 ZINE AND COMICS VENDORS FROM ACROSS THE WEST COAST!
2pm: Panel – Advancing Your Cause Through Self-Publishing and Zinemaking
A host of experts from Vancouvers community activism and zinemaking scenes will share how independent publishing helps connect and amplify their mission.
Stefania Seccia is the managing editor of Megaphone Magazine, and somehow found herself on The Tyee’s Housing Fix team as the homelessness news reporter. With a history of community, online, and daily newspaper gigs behind her, she’s enjoyed watching her stories and breaking news go national and international. Stefania’s passions include social justice issues, empowering the voices of the marginalized, and raising her puppy.
Dana Putnam has been a lover of zines for over a decade. The first one she fell for was “Stoked on Spokes”, an anthology zine about bike culture in Vancouver. After discovering the power and passion of this art form, she worked hard (with other staff members) to start a collection at the Vancouver Public Library so everybody could fall in love with zines too. Dana works as a Library Technician in the Inspiration Lab at the Central Library.
Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing @ SFU, where her research and teaching focuses on the histories and futures of print culture and new media in Canada. She’s particularly interested in Canadian middlebrow magazines and in podcasting as both self-publishing and public pedagogy. In her free time she is the co-producer and co-host of Witch, Please, a fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world.
Jenn McDermid holds a BA in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology and is currently completing herSocial Work degree at the University of British Columbia. She is a founder and director at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Art Collective and an interviewer/outreach worker at the Gender Sexuality Health Initiative. Beyond this, Jenn is an Associate Editor at an online feminist magazine called Fembot, and has written for Megaphone Magazine, Voices of the Street, The Talon and co-authored a report on homeless deaths in B.C. entitled Dying on the Streets.
Jessica Todd received a B.A. in English Literature from Kwantlen Polytechnic and a post-baccalaureate diploma in Sustainable Community Development from Simon Fraser University. She currently is a founder and director of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Art Collective, an outreach worker for SAFE in Collingwood, and secretary of the board for Charlford House Society for Women.
4pm: RADICAL READING SERIES – BLANKET FORT EDITION
Adèle Barclay’s poems have appeared in The Fiddlehead, PRISM international, Matrix, The Pinch and others. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, was shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She is the Interviews Editor at The Rusty Toque.
Carleigh Baker is a Métis/ Icelandic writer. Her work has appeared in subTerrain, PRISM International, Joyland, and is forthcoming in Best Canadian Essays 2016 and The Journey Prize Anthology #28. Her first book, a collection of short stories titled Bad Endings, is forthcoming with Anvil Press in spring 2017. She is the current editor of Joyland Vancouver.
Jill Mandrake writes strange but true stories and leads Sister DJ’s Radio Band, featuring rhythm and blues covers, post-vaudeville original tunes and occasional comedy bits.
Kevin Spenst is the author of Ignite (Anvil Press, 2016), Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press, 2015) and over a dozen chapbooks including the collaboratively written Pocket Museum (with Raoul Fernandes), Heavy Metal Mustard on a T-Shirt Bun (with art by Owen Plummer), Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), and Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press). His work has appeared in dozens of publications including Prairie Fire, CV2, BafterC, Lemon Hound, Poetry is Dead, and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2014.
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