• Sparking joy: Younger’s effervescent take on book publishing

    By Heidi Waechtler, Instructor, PUB 800/Fall 2020

    I’ve spent much of this pandemic summer preparing to teach PUB 800 for the first time: wading through dense treatises on publishing and working out how to deliver an engaging remote seminar. So you’ll forgive me for devoting my introductory post for SFU Publishing to a delightfully frothy show that I’d like to recommend as a companion to your quarantine reading: Younger.

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  • Little Free Libraries

    When Vancouver’s public libraries abruptly closed their doors as part of March’s Covid lockdown, my book-addicted family was suddenly forced to go cold turkey. Hallelujah for Little Free Libraries, which have sprouted all over town in the last few years.

    As the lockdown dragged on and we all got sick of hearing each other’s audiobooks playing in the next room — who is she talking to? Oh, it’s William Hurt reading Ernest Hemingway / Jack and Annie from the Magic Treehouse / the cats from Warriors — I began taking my kids out on bike tours of the neighbourhood, trawling for good reads.

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  • Thinking About the Colonial Legacies in Publishing

    The work to be done right now -- by everyone in publishing, but especially those of us in publishing education -- to bust open the old assumptions and hide-bound ways of thinking about publishing, and markets, and culture. We need to understand these legacies and how they shape us, and we need to tell ourselves new stories about what writing and publishing mean in today’s world, about who it’s for, and why.

Publishing @ SFU

Book, Magazine, and Online Publishing Research and Education

Part of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology at Simon Fraser University, Publishing@SFU offers education and professional development at all levels, from short professional Publishing Workshops to our Undergraduate Minor in Print and Digital Publishing and the graduate-level Master of Publishing program. The Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing is a research unit providing scholarly and industry insights into the changing world of publishing.

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