DiYVR: Canzine West Celebrates Indie Publishing


DiYVR is a spotlight on all things handmade, done-by-oneself, crafted and hacked around Vancouver, featuring profiles of makers, event announcements, exhibits and general DIY fun.

Our local version of Broken Pencil magazine’s Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture is this coming Sunday, November 13, from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at the Ukrainian Hall in Strathcona.

Zines and indie publishing are at the heart of Canzine West, but guests will also have the opportunity to hear a reading from Kevin Chong’s new book Beauty Plus Pity, make their own zine in an hour with Geist’s Eve Corbel,
learn about the state of artist book publishing from Keith Higgins and Kathy Slade of Publication Studio and watch local authors battle in a live version of Broken Pencil’s annual contest, Indie Writers Deathmatch.

The only local event of its kind, Canzine West showcases a variety of independent publishers—from small-circ magazine and small-press publishers to artists, illustrators and zine makers—providing a cross-section of
this vibrant and diverse cultural community.

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