Marie Annharte Baker will be sharing her poetry on Friday evening, Oct 24. http://www.newstarbooks.com/book.php?book_id=1554200679
Neal Hall will be sharing his experiences and reading his poetry on Saturday evening, Oct 25. http://www.surgeon-poet.com/
Our big Anarchist Bookfair Canzine Diyfest weekend will kick off with a 7:30 pm Friday cabaret, in the U of W’s Bulman Centre. Guest MC and NCI Broadcaster Dave McLeod will introduce authors and performers including local Anishinabe poet Marie Annharte Baker, folks from the Idle No More movement, and Halifax poet El Jones. On Saturday (Oct 25) the Bookfair and Canzine exhibition area will be open in The Hive at noon and continue until 7pm. During those hours Broken Pencil Magazine will host a panel discussion on zines versus the internet at 1pm, author readings at 3pm, and a 1-2 Punch Book Pitch at 5pm with a panel of judges willing to hear your big book idea. We’ll also have D.I.Y. fest workshops going on that afternoon and we’ll be posting the schedule here in early October. Saturday evening at 7:30 we’ll have our Cabaret Part 2 with guest MC Süss introducing authors and performers including local writer Casey Plett, “Bannock activist” Althea Guiboche, and visiting poet Neal Hall. On Sunday Oct. 26 our Bookfair continues with the tables area open from noon to 4pm and more workshops at 1pm and 3pm of political discussion and D.I.Y. skills, for example: Evan Bowness of the South Osborne Sustainability Co-op will be telling us about Community Gardening.
Good folks are coming from near and from far, Some will come by boat and some by car, Some first-timers and many from the past, These have confirmed; so far here’s the cast:
2015: Manitoba Year of the Dandelion / ArtsJunktion / Briarpatch Magazine / Bring the Muthaf@*&ing Ruckus / Cockroach Zine / Country Grind / the Dzamas / Edible Alchemy / Fernwood Publishing / Geez Magazine / Industrial Workers of the World / Junto Local 114 / Kustom Kulture / Microcosm Publishing / Of Course You Can! Distro / Publishers Group Canada / Tara Flint / Turning the Tide Books
She’s the poet laureate of Halifax and Fernwood Publishing is bringing out her new collection of poetry in September.
Don’t miss El Jones in our Friday Oct 24 evening Cabaret.
She writes a column for McSweeney’s and Topside Press has just brought out her new book of short stories.
Don’t miss Casey Plett in our October 25 Saturday evening Cabaret.