Arts & Literary Magazines Summit (FULL DAY)

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 • 8:45am–5:30pm • AL1 • Arts & Literary Magazines Summit

Yes, it’s back! On Thursday, April 25, participate in a full day dedicated to arts and literary magazine publishers. This year’s Summit is curated by editor and writer Lindsay Nixon and hosted by writer, artist and journalist Angela Sterritt. Be prepared for a stimulating deep dive into the theme of “Transformations.”

Canadian publishing is facing new and challenging issues. In the last several years, it has witnessed reconciliatory public funding mandates, the #MeToo Movement, Black Lives Matter, and a plethora of other social issues that have influenced a period of rapid transformation in the field. How could magazines take advantage of topical conversations by working in community-engaged ways? Could publications run more ethically to influence change and make space for the voices at the centre of contemporary political issues? How are magazines better editing in response to current social issues to increase readership, circulation, and subscription demographics? Is it possible for magazines to do profitable work that is ethical, reciprocal, and responsible to editors’ communities, writers, organizations, and all groups engaged by the publication process?

This full-day event is included with a full MagNet pass or available as a separate purchase. View the complete agenda here.