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Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
Panel: IFOA Weekly
Participants: Dionne Brand, Marc Côté, Rabindranath Maharaj, Tessa McWatt


The editors of the Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada anthology (Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj) will discuss the book and what it means to be a writer in Canada with moderator Marc Côté.

At the heart of this anthology are questions around the work of words. What does it mean to be a writer in this country? What can the literature being written today — the stories, the novels, the poetry, the drama, the creative non-fiction — tell us about Canada’s social arrangements; about its political and aesthetic shapes and its preoccupations? In the 21st century is a “national literature” possible, let alone desirable?

Contributors include: Margaret Atwood, Nicole Brossard, Richard Van Camp, David Chariandy, George Elliott Clarke, Sheila Fischman, Camilla Gibb, Hiromi Goto, Rawi Hage, Michael Helm, Stephen Henighan, Lawrence Hill, Greg Hollingshead, Lee Maracle, Lisa Moore, Heather O’Neill,
Michael Ondaatje, Marie-Hélène Poitras, Pascale Quiviger, Nino Ricci, Eden Robinson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Madeleine Thien, Judith Thompson, M.G. Vassanji, Rita Wong.

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