Canzine West 2013

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Canzine West is coming up on Saturday, November 2nd, featuring workshops and speaker sessions that will discuss independent publishing, storytelling, and more along with a Zine Fair with vendors, zines, comics, small press books, and over one hundred titles on display.

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When Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Where Ukrainian Hall (805 E Pender St, Vancouver)
Tickets $5 admission at the door or $10 includes admission and a year’s subscription to Broken Pencil Magazine.

Canzine West Line-Up

2:00pm to 3:00pm the “1-2 Punch Book Pitch”
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. The winner of the pitch gets bragging rights and a Broken Pencil prize pack worth $200. Judges include Brian Kaufman (founder of subTerrain), Kevin Chong (editor at Joyland).

3:00pm to 4:00pm the “Personal in the Panel: Autobiography in Comics”
The ongoing show Bio/Graphic: Autobiography in Comics at the Seymour Art Gallery presents the work of six diverse Vancouver artists who work in the autobiographical comic medium. Three artists from that exhibit — Miriam Libicki, Sarah Leavitt and Colin Upton — will discuss the challenges and craft of representing real life in graphic form at this panel moderated by show curator Luke Krienke. Presented in conjunction with the Seymour Art Gallery.

4:00pm to 6:00pm “Meaghen Buckley: Reading With Chair”
Reading with Chair is a commentary on the body’s role in the immersive experience of reading. The self (body and mind as one) is in dialogue with the text, but the body, locus of all sense experiences, is generally restricted to a few key interaction functions: supporting the book’s weight, turning pages. In reading, one enters into another world, leaving behind the whole body as gatekeeper – in some sense an out-of-body experience. As someone who still occasionally walks around while reading, in this performance Meaghen gives the body freer reign to satisfy itself, its motions and actions somehow not disrupting the intense connection between eyes and page.

4:00pm to 5:00pm “Four Eight-Minute Hyperspeed Talks”
From: Geoff Mann, Jordan Abel, Catherine Owen, Cathy Busby, Aimee Henry Brown.

5:00pm to 6:00pm “Vancouver Writers Series at Canzine West” with Jennica Harper
MFA Opening Readers include Taylor Basso, Matthew Walsh, Alessandra Naccarato.

Canzine West is presented by Broken Pencil, a print magazine published four times a year. It is one of the few magazines in the world devoted exclusively to underground culture and the independent arts. Read Broken Pencil for reviews of the best zines, books, websites, videos and music from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Follow Canzine West on Facebook to learn more about the event.

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