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Wednesday, March 25 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Creating caring spaces: A panel about sustainable community care in publishing

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Working in publishing is synonymous with the valorization of intense labour. We commiserate but laugh off the long hours, relatively low pay, and incredibly busy seasons, often in understaffed and under-resourced companies. We normalize it for the sake of doing work we love, but we burn out doing it too. Join a panel of industry peers as they discuss ways to make changes to this and hold space to support one another by examining the work done in their own organizations and independent practices to shape and change expectations.

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Cynara Geissler

Director of Marketing and Publicity, Arsenal Pulp Press
Cynara is the director of marketing and publicity at Arsenal Pulp Press, a leading Canadian independent book publisher the operates in Vancouver, BC, the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations... Read More →
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Julia Horel

Publisher, Shameless
Julia Horel is the publisher at Shameless, a 100% volunteer-run feminist magazine for teen girls and trans youth based in Toronto. She holds an Honours B.A. in English Literature from Trent University, a Master of Publishing from Simon Fraser University, and a Certificate in Project... Read More →
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Jas Der

Delivery Manager, TWG
Jas Der is currently a delivery manager at TWG. With interests in video games, activism, software geekery, cannabis, literature, music, and longboarding, Jas connects with a wide variety of people. It’s these connections and communities that inspire and bring Jas to life.Outside... Read More →
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Jessica Johns

Managing Editor, Room Magazine
Jessica Johns is a nehiyaw aunty and member of Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta and is currently living and learning on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She is the Managing Editor for Room Magazine... Read More →
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Chelene Knight

Founder, Breathing Space Creative
Chelene Knight is the author of the poetry collection Braided Skin and the memoir Dear Current Occupant, winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award, and long-listed for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her essays have appeared in multiple Canadian and American... Read More →

Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm EDT
CR3 (ground floor)

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