May 22, 12.00pm – 1.30pm (PST)
- Olivia Lim from Tributaries
- Chris Patterson/Kawika Guillermo & David Ng from decomp
- Brooke Xiang from Chinatown Today
- Justine Abigail Yu and Jocelyn Yu from Living Hyphen
Moderated by Alyssa Sy de Jesus
Grassroots literary magazines and journals have been part of publishing since almost the time of the printing press, but throughout history, have played a critical role for emerging writers and editors. Made on the pure passion with little or no funding, these publications are often unglamorous artefacts of our current age of creative independence, but all inevitably encounter the same challenges that traditional commercial publications face: creating readership, meaningful content, and continuing relevance. Featuring four independent journals run by students, artists, and community activists from across Canada, this session highlights not only their work in the publishing field, but also insights from how these cultural producers created their publications from the ground up.