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Ottawa International Writer's Festival Virtual Fall Season - Week 6

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Week 6, September 21 - 27, 2020

Author Visits:

Join the conversation on community, history, belonging and the families we inherit and those we choose. Adrian Harewood talks with Kaie Kellough and Ian Williams, two authors acclaimed for both poetry and prose. This event will also be available in French translation: L’événement sera diffusé en direct sur YouTube. (En anglais avec un service d’interprétation simultanée en français.)


Join us in celebrating the latest from Vivek Shraya's VS. Books: a poetic exploration of Black identity, history, and lived experience influenced by the constant search for liberation.In this incendiary debut collection, activist and poet Cicely Belle Blain intimately revisits familiar spaces in geography, in the arts, and in personal history to expose the legacy of colonization and its impact on Black bodies.



Some think of history as something distinct from the here and now, but for bettor or worse, history is always with us. Clearly, some history needs to be confronted if we are ever going to learn from it. This episode features Francesca Ekwuyasi in conversation with Catherine Hernandez and Shaena Lambert in conversation with Peter Schneider.

Is there anything more mysterious and more fundamental to our lives than the human brain? But do any of us really understand how our brains work, where consciousness comes from or how best to deal with our unique quirks of perception? This episode features Stephen Brockwell in conversation with neuroscientist David Eagleman and Nina Jane Drystek in conversation with autistic self-advocate and essayist Sarah Kurchak


Pre-recorded Event:

Calling on history, cutting-edge research, complexity science and even Lord of the Rings, Thomas Homer-Dixon lays out the tools we can command to rescue a world on the brink. Journalist John Geddes sits down with the bestselling author and thinker to discuss his latest book, Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril.


Ottawa International Writer's Festival Virtual Season - Week 6by OttawaNewcomerServices

Titles featured during Week 6 of the Ottawa International Writer's Festival Virtual Fall Season, September 21-27, 2020. Please see https://writersfestival.org/events for more details.