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Shevchenko Foundation presents WWI and the Internment of Ukrainian Canadians: A Literary Perspective

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Lakeside Terrace
Author appearance, Special Event: Festival
Participants: Jars Balan, Bohdan Kordan, Alexander Motyl

With the start of WWI came the War Measures Act, which was introduced and activated, in the interest of Canadian national security, to arrest and imprison citizens based on the country from which they had emigrated. Join Ukrainian writers Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Bohdan Kordan as they discuss this controversial statute and its implications for Canada’s Ukrainian community. Alexander Motyl hosts and moderates.

The Shevchenko Foundation is a national, chartered philanthropic institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community.

This event is part of 2014’s Festival focus, Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the world around WWI.

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ROUND TABLE: Based on a True Story

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Studio Theatre
Author appearance, Round table: Festival
Participants: Julie Angus, George Fetherling, Catherine Gildiner, Rudy Wiebe

Five writers discuss their real-life inspirations and the directions these inspirations led them in. George Fetherling will participate in this round table, as well as host and moderate.


Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace
Author appearance, Round table: Festival
Participants: Karen Connelly, Nay Phone Latt, Dr. Ma Thida, Khin Mya Zin

Join authors Nay Phone Latt, Ma Thida and Khin Mya Zin as they discuss the state of literature in Myanmar. Karen Connelly hosts. This conversation is made possible by the support of PEN Canada.

This event is part of Found in Translation, a yearly Festival focus on the art of literary translation with the goal of increasing Canadian awareness of international talent.

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ROUND TABLE: Forms of Fiction

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Brigantine Room
Author appearance, Round table: Festival
Participants: Catherine Bush, Aislinn Hunter, Eliza Robertson, Diane Schoemperlen

A novel, a short story collection, an encyclopedic collage—authors talk the myriad forms a story can take. Catherine Bush moderates.

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