Tip o’ the hat to the Canadian Magazines Canadiens blog for the alert to a pair of interesting events this weekend:
Mag Scene on Main, August 16-18 in Vancouver: 3 days of interactive events by local artists and literary magazines in businesses and cultural spaces around Main Street. Participating magazines: Color, Discorder, Fillip, Geist, OCW Magazine, Poetry is Dead, Prism, Ricepaper, Room, subTerrain and The Vancouver Observer. Supported by Magazine Association of British Columbia.
The People’s Poetry Festival, August 17-19 in Calgary: Showcasing local and aspiring poets and spoken word artists, this 3-day festival uses public and private space around Kensington to share a love of poetry with all audiences. Readings, workshops and other random acts of poetry. Supported by Alberta Magazine Publishers Association.