Tomorrow is Canzine central and the Winnipeg Anarchist Book Fair! Lot’s of exciting things happening, and Sad Haus Press will have a table of zines there if you’re into that kind of thing. :) :)
A giant zine fair including zines, comics, politics, small press, alt-press, DIY, art books, and more! Visit canzine.ca for more information!
FREE Admission! Comes with the Fall issue of Broken Pencil: Magazine of zine culture and the independent arts.
• E V E N T S •
• 12:30PM • PRISONER CORRESPONDENCE POSTCARD MAKING •
Learn to make postcards with a particular focus on helping the Prisoner Correspondence Project, a grassroots organization based in Montreal that connects LGBTQ2SA+ with pen pals and resources.
• 1:30PM • THE BROKEN PENCIL ZINE RACE • BUCHWALD ROOM •
Two teams of Winnipeg’s finest cartoonists will face the seemingly indomitable task of making a comic based on an audience suggestion in 30 minutes or less. The comic voted favourite by applause will win a prize pack!
Racers: Anthony Woodward, Scott A. Ford, Autumn Crossman-Serb and more TBA!
• 2:15PM • FEARLESS R2W: FEARLESS JEOPARDY •
Fearless R2W advocates for parents that need help with CFS and also educate the community and parents on System Literacy. Fearless jeopardy is just a fun way to learn about us and system literacy.
• 3PM - IN CONVERSATION WITH HAL NIEDZVIECKI AND JEN SOOKFONG LEE • BUCHWALD ROOM •
Join Broken Pencil founder and Author Hal Niedzviecki and Jen Sookfong Lee as they discuss their two new novels and where they meet and diverge. In Niedzviecki’s The Archaeologists, published by Winnipeg’s own ARP Books, developments in suburban Wississauga are belied by both surprisingly sinister and startlingly sincere motivations. Meanwhile, Sookfong Lee’s The Conjoined explodes the myth of social heroism and examines the fractures dividing diverse cities through the eyes of a social worker who discovers a gruesome secret amongs her mother’s belongings.
• 4:00PM - 5:30PM • MEET ME AT THE BELL TOWER: BUILDING UP THE VILLAGE •
We will talk about how we have used media and social media to create a strength based narrative for urban indigenous community organizing in Winnipeg. By contributing to various online, visual and print media initiatives, AYO and other groups in the village are building up the village and we want to share with you how to get involved.
• 4:30pm • THE 1-2 PUNCH BOOK PITCH • BUCHWALD ROOM •
Live on our mainstage in front of a crowing crowd, you get two minutes to pitch your book to our panel of judges. They get one minute each to tell you why you’ll never get published in a million, billion years, or why they want to see your manuscript in their inbox ASAP.
Sign up in advance to participate in the 1-2 Punch Book Pitch at Canzine. To sign up email email@example.com with your: 1. name 2. email address 3. phone number 4. two or three line description of the project you are going to pitch. Sign up now, we only have room for 8 participants and this will be first come first served. Make sure you say which city you’re pitching in!
The winner of the pitch gets bragging rights and a Broken Pencil prize pack worth $200.
Our AMAZING Judges this year: Rosanna Deerchild, Hope Nicholson, Hal Niedzviecki and Jen Sookfong Lee
• K I D S / F A M I L Y P R O G R A M S •
• 12:30PM - 3:00PM • ZINE MAKING FOR KIDS • ANHANG ROOM •
For people of all ages! No supplies required, but people are encouraged to bring some if they like. Make a zine!
Thanks to our national sponsors:The Beguiling Books & Art, Canada Council for the Arts
• 3:30-5:00PM • RADICAL PARENTING • ANHANG ROOM •
A discussion about parenting in this world for the better of kids, the community, and beyond.