|Date:||November 13, 2015|
|Time:||4:00 - 5:15 p.m.|
|Event:||CV2: A Putting Down of Roots Symposium|
|Venue:||Room 2M70, The University of Winnipeg|
|Location:||515 Portage Avenue
I will be a panelist at a CV2 symposium concerning the importance of Canadian literary magazines. I am on the second panel at 4:00, but come early (at 2:30) for the first panel (I’ll be in the audience for that one).
Ray Hsu Maurice Mierau
1st Panel (2:30 – 3:45 p.m.)
40 years and still counting: the importance of CV2 and Canadian literary magazines.
In 1975, when CV2 was established in Winnipeg, Canadian literary magazines had a very important role in promoting new creative writing and new creative writing, but in the past 40 years the literary landscape has changed. This panel will discuss the traditional role of literary magazines in the Canadian literary landscape and how the rise of independent literary presses has changed that role over the past forty years and what this has meant for writers. This development has not only changed what literary magazines do but also how they do it. Issues of cultural exclusivity, literary innovation and other concerns will be discussed. A key focus of this panel will be why literary magazines are still important to the promotion and support of new writing and new writers.
Break (3:45 – 4:00 p.m.)
2nd Panel (4:00 – 5:15 p.m.)
Moving forward-the next 40 years
The expectations of literary publishing have change tremendously over the past few years—new technologies—new ways of looking at poetry and over genres—what does this mean for the future of writing—for literary publishers and magazines like CV2 and where might we all be going. Panel will discuss digital publishing, self-publishing, on-line publishing, collaboration as well as new and divergent styles and forms of writing and genre, what they mean for writers and publishing. Discussion will also discuss concerns over diversity, social media and other challenges that writers and literary publishing face in the future.