Writer and cultural commentator delivers lecture on DIY writing today

Writer, cultural commentator and editor Hal Niedzviecki will talk about do-it-yourself writing at a lecture today.

“From Zines to Blogs: A Brief Look at the History, Problems and Future of DIY Writing” will take place today from 4:30 to 6:30pm in Curtis Lecture Hall A, Keele campus. It is presented by York’s Department of English in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Right: Hal Niedzviecki

Niedzviecki is the author of seven books, including the novel The Program (Random House of Canada, 2006) and the non-fiction books, Hello, I’m Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity (Penguin Canada, 2004) and The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors (City Lights Publishers, 2009). He is the founder, current fiction editor and publisher of Broken Pencil, the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts.

He won the National Magazine Awards’ Alexander Ross Award for Best New Magazine Writer in 1999. His writing has appeared in publications across North America, including Utne Reader, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, The Walrus, Geist, Saturday Night and This Magazine.