Saturday, November 23 • 11am-5:30pm • Frances Morrison Central Library, 311 23rd St. E, Saskatoon/Treaty 6 Land • Open to all and FREE to attend!

Presented in partnership with Broken Pencil Magazine, Saskatoon Public Library and VOID Gallery

Canzine is a free, Canada-wide festival of zines and underground print culture, and it’s coming to Treaty 6 Territory/Saskatoon! Check out tons of amazing exhibitors and creators sharing comics, zines and underground print excellence — from first time self-publishers to seasoned zine dreamers

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase, trade, and even create a zine, make a button, and learn more about the world’s greatest medium.

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• ° • ° SPECIAL EXHIBITION: PERCEPTIONS  • ° • ° PLUS: POP-UP LGBTQ2S+ ZINE LIBRARY • ° • °  THE GALLERY, 2ND FLOOR • ° 

In partnership with the Neil Richards Special Collection at the USask, we are excited to offer a special exhibition in celebration of Perceptions, Canada’s longest running LGBT print publication! Founded by Gens Hellquist in Saskatoon in 1983, Perceptions was a resource to LGBTQ+ communities in the Prairies and beyond for 30 years. To celebrate SK’s unique place in queer self-publishing history, this show will include early and recent original editions of Perceptions, reproductions available for public perusal, and a smattering of letters, posters, process work and other ephemera.

To accompany the exhibition, we will be offering a Pop-Up LGBTQ2S+ Zine Library featuring more than 100 vintage and modern zines by queer and trans creators, including some rare seminal Canadian zines. Come browse, read, and immerse yourself in the world of queer zines.

• ° • ° PANEL: ZINES AS TOOLS • ° 3PM – 4PM • ° THEATRE, LOWER LEVEL • °

How are people using the uniquely flexible medium of the zine to create change, tell new stories, and build communities? Our panel about how zines can be used as tools includes Jon Vaughn zine experts Manuela Valle-Castro and Jody Cason. This panel is for everybody, new to zines or not. More details on the panel: https://brokenpencil.com/canzine-popup-news/zines-as-tools-panel-discussion-at-canzine-saskatoon/

• ° • ° HANDS-ON ALL AGES ZINE WORKSHOP • ° DROP-IN 11AM-1PM • ° COMPUTER LAB, LOWER LEVEL • °

Cut, paste, write, draw, type, stamp…. there’s no wrong way to learn to make a zine! Void Gallery’s director, Michael Peterson, will facilitate this drop-in zine jam for all ages. Contribute to our group zine by writing a story you’d never expect to find in the library, but would like to. You can also make your own mini-zine to take home. All supplies will be provided.

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Want an exhibitor table? Registration is open until November 21st and comes with a subscription to Broken Pencil.

New to zines or want to know more?
Looking to volunteer or get involved?
Have other questions or concerns?

Email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Canzine Saskatoon and the library or on Treaty Six land. We acknowledge that we work on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples including Cree, Dene, Plains Cree, Nakota, Saulteaux, and Ojibwe, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. As such, we benefit from the ongoing violence of settler colonialism. We are invested in honouring the traditional stewardship of this land, honouring and learning about the treaties here, and supporting Indigenous leadership presently and in the future.

See Canzine’s full anti-harassment, anti-oppression and accessibility statement here.


AS ALWAYS, THANKS TO OUR
SPONSORS, PARTNERS AND FUNDERS!