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Masterclass: Discovering Your Voice with Kagiso Lesego Molope

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Don’t miss this conversation on writing craft with Kagiso Lesego Molope that focuses on writing an authentic voice. Presented in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival, and Library and Archives Canada.

You can attend via Zoom (please register to receive the link) or by Facebook Live.

Francesca Ekwuyasi, whose debut novel, BUTTER HONEY PIG BREAD, was long listed for the 2020 Giller Prize, hosts the conversation with Ottawa’s own Kagiso Lesego Molope. Her novel, This Book Betrays My Brother won the Ottawa Book Award, and was included as a Kirkus Reviews' Best Books, Globe 100, CBC Books, Top YA Pick and Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books and her follow up Such a Lonely, Lovely Road won the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award for Excellence in African Writing.

We encourage our audiences to read widely, and shop (or borrow) locally. Please click to see the featured author's books in the library catalogue: Kagiso Lesego Molope. A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.