Incite: Celebrating Arsenal Pulp

Amber Dawn, Casey Plett, Joshua Whitehead

Incite: Celebrating Arsenal Pulp


(price does not include service charge)

Incite is a Free Event Forever!

Wednesday, May 23
7:30 pm
Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

For almost four decades, Arsenal Pulp Press has been at the heart of alternative publishing in Vancouver. From its subversive beginnings as Pulp Press Book Publishers in 1971 to its transformation into a platform for countlessly diverse voices across the country, Arsenal Pulp Press has provided Canada (and the rest of the world) with over 300 titles covering literary fiction, social justice, LGBT and multicultural literature, graphic novels, cookbooks, and alternative crafts. Join Amber Dawn (Sodom Road Exit) Casey Plett, (Little Fish) and Joshua Whitehead (Johnny Appleseed)—just some of the amazing authors from the Arsenal Pulp Press roster—for a night in celebration of this publishers’s incomparable contribution to the Canadian literary scene.

Incite is a FREE event, but registration is required:


Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest with support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and the Vancouver Courier.

Event Authors:

Incite: Celebrating Arsenal Pulp

Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel Sub Rosa (2010), the Vancouver Book Award-winning memoir How Poetry Saved My Life (2013), and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize-nominated collection Where the words end and my body begins (2015). She teaches creative writing at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia, and leads several low-barrier community writing classes. Currently, she is co-artistic director of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Incite: Celebrating Arsenal Pulp

Casey Plett

Casey Plett is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning A Safe Girl to Love and co-editor of the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers. She wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times ArtsBeat, Maclean’s, The Walrus, and Plenitude. Born in Winnipeg, she now lives in Windsor, Ontario, where she is the publicity and marketing coordinator for the publishing house Biblioasis.

Incite: Celebrating Arsenal Pulp

Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of Full-Metal Indigiqueer (Talonbooks, 2017) and the 2016 winner of the Governor General’s History Award for the Aboriginal Arts and Stories Challenge. Currently, he is working on a PhD in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary (Treaty 7).