Small Press Fest

Small Press Fest
Saturday, October 5, 2019,
11:00 am to 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 5, Open Space will host a small press festival to celebrate and share the work of locally-based literary journals, chapbook presses, zines, comics, and other publishing projects!
The fair will go from 11am-4pm and will be followed by a panel discussion from 4:30-5:30pm on starting your own small press or literary journal, as well as an evening reading from 7:30-9 to cap it all off. Featured readers will be announced in the lead-up to the event.
Applications for community tablers are now closed; thanks to all who submitted!
How to run a small press and/or journal — discussion, 4:30-5:30pm
Mallory Tater and Curtis LeBlanc, Rahila's Ghost Press
Erica Wilk, Moniker Press
Patrick Grace, Plenitude Magazine
Nandini Thaker, Grey Ghost Review
moderated by Kate Fry, The Warren Undergraduate Review
Evening of emerging writers, reading from 7:30-9:30pm featuring...
Selina Boan
Molly Cross-Blanchard
Brandi Bird
Serena Bhandar
Emily Pegg
David Ly
Kai Conradi
Participating journals, presses, and artists:
Rahila's Ghost Press
Moniker Press
Plenitude Magazine
Room Magazine
PRISM international
Grey Ghost Review
The Warren Undergraduate Review 
This Side of West
Z Cilliers
Regan Shrumm
Reid Urchison
Carrie Walker
Meagan Berlin / Berlin Illustration
Sebastien Sunstrum
Keith Jones
Rachel Smith
The Analog Evolution
UVic Department of Writing
Read Local BC
The Malahat Review
Rahila's Ghost Press
Room Magazine

Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We seek to honour and uphold these ongoing relationships to the land and its stewards as we work on these territories.

Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs with two landings. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact office [at] or 250-383-8833.