Toronto, Ontario

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 12pm - 5:30pm


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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 10am - 5pm

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Careers in Canadian Magazines

The Careers in Canadian Magazines Stage features panel discussions and presentations from contributors to some of the country’s liveliest periodicals.

Year in Review: Studies in Criticism

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How does one person interpret another’s work, whether it be books, art, comics, or theatre, to appeal to a diverse audience? Steven W. Beattie, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Stephanie Cooke, and Glenn Sumi share their critical voice ethos and guide us through…

Editorial Vision and Design

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The digital artist’s direction depends on their editorial approach. Erin McPhee, John Montgomery, Lindsay Nixon, and Sheila Sampath elucidate what makes or breaks design negotiation. Part of The Word On The Street’s Careers In Canadian Magazines series.

The Freelancer’s Guide to Survival and Success

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ask anyone on this bill to confirm that writing and money-making do not appear together by coincidence. Freelancers Stephen Trumper, Sarah Barmak, David Hayes, and Doyali Islam discuss the ins and outs of financial housekeeping and what it means to…

Creating the Contemporary Magazine

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Those of us with dreams of starting and distributing a periodical in the millennial era must face the possibility of print media’s obsolescence. Julene Chung, Alice Klein, Melanie Morassutti, and Eleni Han share their respective journeys to first print and…

Finding and Funding a Niche

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Matt Blackett, Cailin Cooper, Robin Richardson, and Alex De Pompa offer us know-how’s and please-don’ts of fundraising and making space for new editorial terrain. Part of The Word On The Street’s Careers In Canadian Magazines series.


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
An opinionated column or personal research essay must push past the cocktail party gab and brave the important, sometimes ugly truths lurking at a story’s centre. Join Alicia Elliott, Erica Lenti, Kate Robertson, and Melissa Vincent for a discussion on…

Digital Journalism

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Which platforms should we be paying attention to in this age of auto-reporting, virtual reality, and constantly updating media streams? Panelists Ksenia Edwards, Graham Isador and Saleem Khan discuss the changing pace and technology of modern reporting. Part of The…