Friday, September 16, 2016

MagsBC panel on inclusivity in magazine publishing to be part of WORD festival

The Magazine Association of BC will be hosting a panel called during the forthcoming WORD Vancouver festival about inclusiveness in magazine publishing. It is part of a larger initiative being spearheaded by MagsBC board member Natasha Sanders-Kay, the managing editor of subTerrain magazine.
The initiative aims to encourage public discourse surrounding marginalized communities and to provide real working strategies  for(magazine publishers to support, engage with,and include these communities [said a release]. This panel is the first of a  series of public engagements that will be(continued at MagsBC’s annual professional development conference MagsWest, November 3-4,2016 at UBC RobsonSquare.  
Inclusive Magazine Publishing: Barriers and Strategies for Writers and Publishers” will be held at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, September 25,2016, in The Lions tent outside the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.
Broadcaster and(novelist Jen Sookfong Lee will moderate the panel, including
  • Jónína Kirton, writer and editor at Room magazine, coordinator of the first National Indigenous Writers Conference, and member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective,West Coast chapter;  
  • Chelene Knight,writer and managing editor at Room magazine;and 
  •  Elee Kraljii Gardiner, writer and editor at Poetry Is Dead magazine, director of Thursdays Writing Collective,and founding member of the Canadian Women in the Literary Arts.

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