Plug In ICA presents the Prairie Art Book Fair online | September 2020


Plug In ICA is excited to invite you to join us for our 2020 Prairie Art Book Fair! The fair will feature a series of online readings, workshops and events along with an online compilation of works by artists, writers, and publishers from the Prairies and beyond.

PABF will take place throughout the month of September. We will be highlighting publications from ARP Books, Blank Cheque Press, Candor Arts, Cedar Eve, Jonathan Dyck, Katrina Marie Mendoza, Metonymy Press, New Gallery, Or Gallery, Peripheral Review, Red Rising Magazine, Sylvia Matas, The Third Rail, Whess Harman, and Zinnia Naqvi.

We are also excited to announce our Prairie Art Book Fair online events running from September 11-13, 2020! The 2020 Prairie Art Book Fair online programming schedule includes Art Book Show + Tell with Cason Sharpe, a self publishing workshop with Carnation, a reading of Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies featuring music from the Noopiming Sessions by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, a writing workshop with Yaniya Lee and Fan Wu exploring revolution in monogamy, and a screening and discussion of Dafe Oboro’s A beautiful struggle led by Patterns Collective. Check out the links below for information about where to watch the online programs, how to register for workshops and for details on each presenter.

Friday, September 11, 2020
Cason Sharpe | Art Book Show and Tell | 6 pm CT

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Carnation | Self Publishing Workshop with Carnation | 2 pm CT
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson | Reading of Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies | 5 pm CT

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Yaniya Lee and Fan Wu | Revolution in Monogamy? | 2 pm CT
Patterns Collective | A beautiful struggle: screening and discussion | 7:30 pm CT

Registration for online workshops with Carnation and Yaniya Lee & Fan Wu are on a first come first serve basis. All readings and talks will be livestreamed through our YouTube channel. Visit for more details on our PABF 2020 programming and exhibitors.

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is located at 1-460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2E8. We are on Treaty One Territory, the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Contact: | 204-942-1043

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Red River Co-op and the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities (UMIH) for supporting the Prairie Art Book Fair and to Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber for designing the PABF logo. We gratefully acknowledge the Canada Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, The Winnipeg Foundation, and our donors and members for their ongoing support.