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An Evening with Graphic Journalist Joe Sacco

Join SFU Woodwards for an evening with award-winning graphic journalist Joe Sacco on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American comic book artist and journalist whose work combines eyewitness reportage and graphic art storytelling techniques. He is the author of Palestine (1996), Footnotes in Gaza (2009), Safe Area Gorazde (2000) and The Fixer (2003). In addition to his 1996 American Book Award, 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, and 2001 Eisner Award, Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza was nominated for the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Graphic Novel award. Sacco was awarded the 2010 Ridenhour Book Prize for Footnotes in Gaza. He was award the 2012 Oregon Book Award for Footnotes in Gaza and 2014 Oregon Book Award Finalist for Journalism.

Sacco will be in conversation with Chris Brayshaw from Pulp Fiction Books, filmmaker Sobhi Al-Zobaidi, and Roxanne Panchasi from SFU’s History Department.

Tickets are $13 and can be purchased online.

Co-presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Broken Pencil & Canzine West 2016, SFU History, SFU Library, and the Institute for the Humanities at SFU.

Canzine West: Festival of Zines and Underground Culture

Canzine West 2016, organized by Broken Pencil magazine, takes place on Saturday November 5, 2016, 1pm-7pm in Vancouver.

Volunteers needed: If you’re interested in volunteering for Canzine West, please email

Canzine West features more than 100 zine and comics vendors as well as two events in the afternoon. It is free to attend, and takes place at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodwards), 149 West Hastings Street.

2:00 pm | Panel | Advancing Your Cause Through Self-Publishing and Zinemaking

A host of experts from Vancouver’s community activism and zinemaking scenes will share how independent publishing helps connect and amplify their mission.

Featuring: Stefania Seccia, the managing editor of Megaphone Magazine, and reporter for The Tyee’s Housing Fix team; Dana Putnam a Library Technician in the Inspiration Lab at VPL; Hannah McGregor, an Assistant Professor of Publishing @ SFU and co-producer and co-host of Witch, Please; Jenn McDermid, a founder and director at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Art Collective and an Associate Editor at online feminist magazine Fembot; Jessica Todd, a founder and director of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Art Collective and an outreach worker for SAFE in Collingwood.

4:00 pm | Radical Reading Series: Blanket Fort Edition

Featuring: Adèle Barclay, whose debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, was shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry; Carleigh Baker whose first book, a collection of short stories titled Bad Endings, is forthcoming with Anvil Press in spring 2017;  Jill Mandrake, a writer of strange but true stories and a librarian at SFU; and Kevin Spenst, the author of Ignite (Anvil Press, 2016), Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press, 2015) and over a dozen chapbooks.