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Ottawa International Writer's Festival Virtual Fall Season - Week 5

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11/09/2020

 

Week 5, September 14 - 20, 2020

 

Author Visit:

Giller Prize finalist Thea Lim hosts a conversation with Catherine Hernandez and Saleema Nawaz, whose novels imagining near-futures of social upheaval and conflict seem eerily prescient in the COVID era.

 

Podcast(s):

We seem to avoid thinking about mortality, or talking about loss, but it is an unavoidable fact that we all face the loss of a loved one, and will each confront that truth in different ways. If grief is unavoidable, what is the best way to make peace with it?

Part Two of Living With Dying features Sheree Fitch in conversation with Neil Wilson, and Lorna Crozier in conversation with CBC’s Sandra Abma.

Mark Sutcliffe hosts a conversation with Darrell Fox, Terry’s younger brother, who joined Terry and his friend Doug Alward, on the Marathon of Hope in Saint John, New Brunswick, in May 1980, at the age of 17.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope, Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters recounts the inspiration, dedication, and perseverance that Terry Fox embodied, and gives voice to an icon whose example spoke much louder than his words. 

 

Pre-recorded Event(s):

Acclaimed Algonquin Anishinaabe novelist Karen McBride talks with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, the Award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer. Her latest book, Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies, is a bold reimagination of the novel, one that combines narrative and poetic fragments through a careful and fierce reclamation of Anishinaabe aesthetics.

 

Ottawa International Writer's Festival Virtual Season - Week 5by OttawaNewcomerServices

Titles featured during Week 5 of the Ottawa International Writer's Festival Virtual Fall Season, September 14 - 20, 2020. Please see https://writersfestival.org/events for more details.