Week 11, October 26 – November 1, 2020
Live Author Visits:
- Monday, October 26 at 7:30 pm: Bywords 2020 John Newlove Poetry Award
Join us for the launch of What the Haruspex Read in the Small Hours of My Body by David Groulx, the 2019 recipient of the John Newlove Poetry Award.
- Thursday, October 29 at 9:00 pm: One Page: There There with Tommy Orange and Waubgeshig Rice
In a sweeping yet nuanced exploration of identity and the role of Native Americans in a contemporary urban America, Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange’s novel There There presents a complex portrait of urban life and the impact that racism, ignorance and historical wrongs has had on an interconnected group of Native American characters. Tommy Orange talks with Anishnaabe journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice as part of One Page: Canada’s Virtual Literary Series.
- Tuesday, October 27 at 12:00 pm: Craft, Content and Process
Inquisitive and expansive, Like a Boy but Not a Boy explores author andrea bennett’s experiences with gender expectations, being a non-binary parent, and the sometimes funny and sometimes difficult task of living in a body. John Elizabeth Stintzi’s unforgettable debut poetry collection, Junebat, grapples with the pain of uncertainty on the path towards becoming.
- Friday, October 30 at 12:00 pm: Spotlight on Arsenal Pulp Press
Poet Nina Jane Drystek hosts conversations with two incredible poets, both published by Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press. Render is Sachiko Murakami's intimate and unflinching poetic memoir. In it, she travels the non-linear path of addiction to recovery, how it shifts over time, and what happens when it is translated through poetry. In The Gospel of Breaking, Jillian Christmas extracts from family history, queer lineage, and the political landscape of a racialized life to create a rich, softly defiant collection of poems.
- Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 pm: Entangled Life with Merlin Sheldrake
In Entangled Life, the brilliant young biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective. Hosted by Sean Wilson.