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Kate Cayley @ Toronto WOTS Panel: Writing and Spirituality
May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Whether it’s the community, the planet, or a higher power, how does writing connect the writer to something bigger than themself? Can writing itself be a kind of spiritual practice? These authors and poets probe the edges of this question.
Suite as Sugarby Camille Hernández-Ramdwar – Rare Machines (Dundurn Press)
From Winnipeg winterscapes to Toronto’s condo culture, from Havana’s haunted streets to Trinidad’s calamitous environs, the stories in Suite as Sugar are permeated with the violence of colonial histories, personal and intimate, reflecting legacies of abandonment and loss. The veil between the living and the dead is obscured, chaos becomes panacea, and characters take drastic measures into their own hands.
Hollay Ghadery, Rebellion Box – Radiant Press
This explosive debut collection pushes against the limitations of gender roles, race, bodies and minds, and explores our insignificance and impotence in the universe. The concept of otherness afforded by a marginalized and neurodivergent perspective is brilliantly represented in this book.
Kate Cayley, Lent – Book*hug
In these peculiar times, we are thrust back into ourselves in a kind of suspension: one in which only private life exists yet threatens to become trivial through a sense of mutual, overarching dread.
Lent from award-winning writer Kate Cayley is built from this tension, exploring domestic and artistic life amidst the environmental crisis and the surprising ways that every philosophical quandary—large and small—converges in the home, in small objects, conversations, and moments.