Frye Festival presents the annual Maillet-Frye Lecture: Are We Out of the Garrison?, a Keynote Address and Discussion with Lee Maracle, author of My Conversations with Canadians. The Lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Lee Maracle hosted by novelist Jael Richardson, who is a book columnist on CBC’s q, and the founder and […]
Frye Festival presents Seeing Eye to I / Le jeu du je, with Shani Mootoo, author of Polar Vortex. Also with Canisia Lubrin, Sophie Létourneau, Lorrie Jean-Louis. Hosted by Rachel McCrum. Join four writers who explore selfhood and its multiple reflections and expressions through their narratives, biographical, fictional, or poetic. Sunday, April 18, 2021 3:30 […]
The FOLD presents a Preview Event: Writers on Place and Belonging In this Mood Series event, a free preview event in partnership with Kitchener Public Library, three exciting new authors discuss novels that tackle notions of place, home and relationships with powerful and moving prose. What does it mean to belong to a place, and […]
Blue Metropolis Festival presents Heart-Anger: Writing and Difficulty, a bilingual event with Gail Scott, author of Permanent Revolution. Also with Céleste Godin. Hosted by Oana Avasilichioaei. What are the difficulties of so-called difficult writing? And what of its ease? Novelist and essayist Gail Scott and poet and dramaturge Céleste Godin in an intergenerational dialogue on […]
Planet Earth Poetry Series presents Billeh Nickerson, author of Duct-Taped Roses. More details TBC. April 30, 7:30-9pm PST.
Memorial Video for RM Vaughan presented by Verses Festival of Words, with Billeh Nickerson (Duct-Taped Roses), and more. More details TBC. May 1, 6:30 pm PST.
The Festival of Literary Diversity presents Writers on Loss and Grief What happens when we lose something or someone? How do we grieve and how do we "move on"? In this Mood Series event, authors Therese Estacion (Phantompains), Amanda Leduc (The Centaur's Wife), and Kimiko Tobimatsu (Kimiko Does Cancer) discuss the ways unexpected events shape […]
The FOLD presents Writers on Truth and Curiosity Personal storytelling and real-life truths require a particular kind of vulnerability, a willingness to bear all. But is the choice that writers make about how they share their stories a truth-telling of its own? In this Mood Series event, three nonfiction writers whose latest works experiment with […]
The FOLD presents Writers on the Beauty of Transformation Sometimes change involves subtle, careful moments that blend and blur over time. But sometimes change happens quickly, churning and transforming us with breathtaking abruptness. In this Mood Series event, Shani Mootoo (Polar Vortex), Tawhida Tanya Evanson (Book of Wings), and H. Nigel Thomas (Easily Fooled), explore […]