Canzine Calgary: Free Chapbook Creation & Binding Workshop

Derek Beaulieu, an award-winning teacher and 2014-16 Poet Laureate of Calgary, is leading a free workshop at Canzine Calgary this Saturday!

The hour-long, free workshop will focus on do-it-yourself chapbook creation and binding, and all materials will be provided by Canzine Calgary. The workshop will be at the Memorial Park Library and Arts Space (1221 2 St. SW) from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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For the first time ever, Canzine is coming to Calgary!

Canada’s largest festival of zines and underground culture is coming to Calgary this Saturday!

With hundreds of zines, comics and art to peruse, be sure to stop by to enjoy browsing, trading, buying and chilling.

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Guide to Canzine

What is Canzine?

Canzine is a festival of zines and underground culture. This year, Broken Pencil Magazine is hosting the festival in four different cities: TorontoWinnipegCalgary and Vancouver.

Is there an entry fee?

No! Admission to all Canzines is free! You’ll also get a free copy of Broken Pencil‘s upcoming fall issue.

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Canzine Vancouver: Pizza Punks Party with Zine Awards Winner Cole Pauls









Zine Awards winner and general cool guy Cole Pauls is throwing a killer Pizza Punks Zine Party at Canzine Vancouver this Sunday at 5 pm!

Pauls is the creator of the legendary Pizza Punks strip as well as the incredible Dakwäkãda Warriors, which won Best Comic/Art Zine and Best Overall Zine at Broken Pencil‘s Zine Awards.

He’ll be in-house at Canzine Vancouver doing an artist talk and leading the making of a massive collaborative pizza zine!

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Book Review: False Friends

False Friends

Stephen Cain, 128 pgs, BookThug,, $18

As I read, I am propelled forward through Cain’s poetry, engrossed by never-ending enjambment and captivated by his vast collection of “false friends”: words that look or sound similar but differ significantly in meaning. Comprised of seven distinct sections, False Friends provides an often damning, but nevertheless freeing meditation on modernity.

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Music Review: Noli Timere by Construction & Destruction

Construction & Destruction

Noli Timere, Independent,

Who are they trying to fool, with that title? Noli Timere — Latin for “Don’t be afraid” — opens with what can only be described as horror movie chase music that’s repeatedly interrupted by Colleen Collins screeching “Peace! Agency!” You could call Construction & Destruction’s 2013 album, Dark Lark, a pop record compared to this sparse and haunted affair. Noli Timere is substantially more poetic and esoteric than their recent output, but if you’re familiar with the Nova Scotian duo, this should be up your alley. Newcomers: be afraid. (Scott Bryson)