Quill & Quire marks 80th anniversary with special issue

Quill & Quire magazine, the eminent guide to Canada’s book publishing industry, is marking its 80th anniversary with a special issue highlighting 80 books, people and events that have helped shape Canadian literature.

“It’s by no means a definitive list, ” Q&Q editor Sue Carter told Masthead online.:

We called on experts, and spent hours with our image archive, sorting through fresh-faced author photos and candid snaps of book launches, dance parties, and fairs. There was early talk of ranking the entries, but who wants to pit Alice Munro against Anne Shirley? There are the obvious inclusions the moneyed prizes, literary stalwarts, and dominant publishers are all here—but we also selected quiet moments that may have slipped by unnoticed but were in some way meaningful to various communities.

Quill & Quire is published 10 times per year by St. Joseph Media. The anniversary April issue is available now. #QuillLove.

KRW Awards seeking nominations for Harvey Southam Award for Career Achievement in B2B publishing

The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious publishing awards programs, recognizing excellence in Canadian business-to-business (B2B) publishing for over 60 years, is seeking nominations from the industry for the Harvey Southam Award for Career Achievement.

Deadline for 2015 nominations: April 15.

Named in honour of journalist Harvey Southam, founding editor of Equity magazine and longtime journalist at the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province and Winnipeg Tribune, winners of this award represent the highest standards of B2B publishing and are recognized for their contributions to the Canadian Business Media tradition of distinguished initiative, leadership and integrity.

The award is open to publishers, editors, designers, creators, circulation experts, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, production managers – in short, to everyone in the industry. It cannot be given posthumously.

Nominations are welcome from the entire Canadian B2B publishing industry, and must consist of a completed entry form and at least two letters of support from fellow industry members, attesting to the achievements and qualifications of the nominee.

The board of the Canadian Business Media Association determines the winner, and the award will be presented at the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala, on June 2 at One King West Hotel in Toronto.

Previous winners of the Harvey Southam Award include Harvey Botting, Doug Bennet, Rolf Lockwood, Tom Davey and Jim Winsor.

More information and application at KRWawards.ca.

Association of Registered Graphic Designers hosts 2 events on Future by Design

As a creative professional, how do you connect with your target audience in a way that captivates, inspires, and makes a lasting impact?

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites you to join a discussion of how cultural shifts, technological advances and the growing desire for authenticity, immediacy and accuracy across all media will influence future content consumption and the nature of communication.

With two upcoming events that will be webcast and include interactive discussions, participants can connect with creative professionals who are exploring new ways to engage in this environment and see how design thinking continues to influence audiences through the power of narrative.

Wednesday, April 8, 6pm
The Future of Storytelling
Live screening and interactive discussion

Panellists:
Farah Assir, UX Designer at The New York Times
Jake Barton, Founder of Local Projects
Elizabeth Laferrière, Art Director
Click here to learn more and register.

Tuesday, May 5, 6pm
Live screening and interactive discussion
Panellists:
Hannah Kreiswirth, Creative Director at Purpose
Marc O’Brien, Design Strategist, Creative Facilitator and Design Educator
Jason Ulaszek, Founder, UX for Good

Click here to learn more and register.

 

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD). We are a non-profit, professional organization representing over 3,000 designers in Ontario and beyond.

Happy 30th Anniversary Weddingbells

We’ve been together 30 years, but it feels like just yesterday we met.

This spring Weddingbells turns 30, and the award-winning magazine is celebrating with a special anniversary issue on newsstands now. The magazine also sports one of the most go-to Pinterest pages on the web, perfect for ideas for every wedding.

Over its three decades Weddingbells, published by St. Joseph Media, has won 6 National Magazine Awards for its art direction and wedding fashion and style spreads, from 16 nominations.

The magazine will host an invitation-only 30th anniversary party on April 1.

“This event will showcase some of our incredible wedding and party ideas. From live performances and innovative décor concepts, to an on-trend party menu of cocktail foods, an epic candy table and a very special wedding cake; this will definitely be a celebration to remember.” — Alison McGill, Editor-in-Chief of Weddingbells

Congratulations to the team at Weddingbells and best wishes for another 30 years!

Events this week in Canadian Magazines

Spring is pushing its way through winter (with apologies to the Maritimes), and this week a number of Canadian magazines are hosting public events to give you even more reason to get out.

TUESDAY MARCH 24
Ryerson Review of Journalism
Spring 2015 Launch Party Fundraiser
TORONTO – Bier Markt, the Esplanade, 5:30pm
Come celebrate the launch of the Spring 2015 issue of the award-winning RRJ, produced by the students of Ryerson School of Journalism.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 25
This Magazine
This is not a Ted Talk – Feminism in Canada
TORONTO – Supermarket (Kensington Market), 6:30pm

A launch event for their March-April issue, This Magazine hosts an evening of speakers on the subject of feminism in Canada. Speakers include Jill Andrew and Aisha Fairclough, the amazing women behind Fat in the City and the Body Confidence Canada Awards; trans rights activist Christin MilloySheila Sampath, editor of Shameless magazine; plus a video feature from Project Slut.

THURSDAY MARCH 26
The Walrus
The Walrus Talks Arctic
WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Art Gallery, 7pm
The Walrus welcomes Erin Freeland Ballantyne of Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, artist and sculptor Ruben Komangapik, historian Whitney Lackenbauer, Michael Maltzan, architect of the WAG’s new Inuit Art Centre, explorer and authorJames RaffanLola Sheppard, Arctic Adaptations project lead, Tanya Tagaq, performer and Polaris Prize winner, and Sheila Watt-Cloutier, environmental and human rights advocate.

FRIDAY – SUNDAY, MARCH 27-29
Cottage Life
Cottage Life Spring Show 2015
The International Centre, Mississauga, ON
The 22nd annual Cottage Life show is a kick-off to summer cottage season. Meet more than 550 exhibitors showing boats, docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys and more.

SATURDAY MARCH 28
Maisonneuve
Maisonneuve Issue 55 Launch Party
MONTREAL – Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 7pm
Featuring readings from Adam Kovac, Joseph Rosen, and Jessica Wei, the launch will be an opportunity to pick up the new issue, grab some refreshments, and hear what our contributors have written for the newest issue of the National Magazine Award-winning publication.

Magazine of the Year Cottage Life debuts Augmented Reality in Spring Issue

On newsstands now, the Spring 2015 issues of Cottage Life magazine and its sibling Cottage Life West feature not only great writing and photography about life in the great outdoors, but also new interactive elements that invite the reader to experience content in augmented reality.

The concept is made possible via a partnership with Blippar, a market leading image-recognition and augmented reality app. After downloading the free Blippar app onto a smartphone or tablet, readers can place their device over the issue’s “blippable” pages to unlock a series of exclusive content.

“We wanted to build an interactive experience for our loyal print audience that would integrate digital technology and enhance the way they interact with that form of media. This partnership with Blippar will not only change the way print magazines are consumed, but also change the way advertisers showcase their products.” — Penny Caldwell, editor-in-chief, Cottage Life.

In 2014 Cottage Life was named Magazine of the Year by the National Magazine Awards Foundation, and has won 48 National Magazine Awards over its 32-year history. This year’s National Magazine Awards will be held on June 5. The nominees will be announced on May 4.

Ryerson Review of Journalism launches new issue on March 24

The National Magazine Award-winning Ryerson Review of Journalism has reason to celebrate, and they want you to join them. The Spring 2015 issue is ready for release, with the RRJ hosting a launch party on March 24 at the Bier Markt in Toronto.

Tickets are free and the event starts at 5:30.

Created by the undergraduate and graduate students at the Ryerson School of Journalism, this annual publication has 28 entries in our National Magazine Awards Archive, with many nominations for Best New Magazine Writer.

Attendees can get their hands on the latest issue, meet soon-to-graduate journalism students and support an award-winning Canadian magazine.