The Magazine Life Tent
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Host: Janet Smith, Arts/Fashion Editor, The Georgia Straight
Kale has come a very long way – formerly a throwaway garnish on someone's dinner plate, it is now widely declared as THE nutrient-dense star in the vegetable world. Join Sharon Hanna, BC Home & Garden Contributor and author of national bestseller "The Book of Kale," in an informative and lively interactive session. You'll learn more about how easy kale is to grow as well as how to cook with (and love) this amazing food. Pick up a complimentary kale seedling which will overwinter in your garden or on the balcony!
Western Living stylist Nicole Sjostedt shares her simple tricks for transforming a living space into a magazine-worthy home—from big-picture ideas on how to organize, to tips for working with what you’ve already got on hand. Get inspired to add a little wow to your home!
Technology has changed journalism and media outlets' relationship to its audience. The cult of celebrity, Tweeting, blogging and emerging social media are just some of the phenomena that are putting writers front and centre of the stories they cover. Will the future media environment offer no place for balanced reporting? Will investigative stories take a backseat to rants, raves and opinion? And should reporters become stars in their own right - or does that hurt journalism? Zool Suleman, a writer/editor (www.rungh.org), policy consultant (www.maruworld.org), and immigration lawyer (www.sulemanco.com) will moderate panelists JJ Lee, an essayist, fashion writer and author who received a National Magazine Awards this year; Charlie Smith, editor of the Georgia Straight since 2005 who taught investigative journalism at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for seven years; Kevin Chong, Vancouver author and freelance writer;and Roberta Staley, award-winning magazine writer and editor specializing in science and medical stories as well as international reporting from the developing world.
Poetry Is Dead brings together six diverse writers whose work will be featured in their upcoming queer issue for a reading as well as a panel discussion. Poets Jen Currin, Leah Horlick, kierst wade, Lydia Kwa, Ben Rawluk and Antonette Rea will participate in a discussion that will cover a variety of topics including queer issues, the art of failure and CWILA. This event will be hosted and moderated by issue editor and Vancouver writer Alex Leslie.
Sad Mag presents a discussion of the Sea Legs Pinhole photography workshop conducted with queer youth in partnership with QMunity. There will be a conversation about the objectives of the workshop, a presentation of the printed images produced, feedback from participant Jaedyn Starr, and camera building stations to check out. In addition, there will be a poetry reading by trans-identified poetic, Wade Janzen.
The Room Readers' Choice Award debuts at WOTS Vancouver 2012! Join us on September 30 to hear five semi-finalists, selected by our editors from online submissions, read their poetry and flash-fiction, and to cast a vote for your top three. Check our website in the days following WOTS to select first, second, and third places. The winner will be published in Room Magazine, Canada's oldest literary journal by and about women, and the runners up will appear on our website. http://www.roommagazine.com/
Host: Carolyn Ali, Food/Travel Editor, The Georgia Straight
Healthy eating doesn't have to take a hunk out of your wallet – there are plenty of ways to save money at the till without sacrificing taste. Join Health Action Magazine contributor, holistic nutritionist and freelance journalist Sondi Bruner as she offers you tips that will salvage your cash and your health.
This year’s annual EVENT event features two of Vancouver's finest writers reading from work first published in the pages of EVENT magazine. You’ll hear Notes on Writing from Cathleen With—the author of skids and Having Faith in the Polar Girls Prison, which won the 2010 Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction—and fresh poetry from Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, Evelyn Lau—Governor General’s Award nominee and winner of the Pat Lowther Award for Poetry. The reading will be followed by a Q & A session with moderator Elizabeth Bachinsky, Editor of EVENT. This literary gathering is not to be missed!