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The FOLD: The Power and Politics of Prizes

Zoom

The glamour of Canadian literary prizes is unquestionably entertaining, but it’s also complex. This must-see panel features poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers who know the thrill of winning and the disappointment that comes from being overlooked. Billy-Ray Belcourt, Samra Habib, Kagiso Lesego Molope and Casey Plett engage in a much needed discussion on Canada’s prize culture moderated by Catherine Hernandez. Closed Captioning will be provided for this event.

The FOLD: Fiction Workshop with Kagiso Molope

Award-winning author Kagiso Lesego Molope shares secrets to great story-telling as she delves into the way voice, narration, and character work together to create powerful stories. Closed Captioning will be provided for this event.

The FOLD: Fighting Injustice with Fiction

How do you contend with the deepest grief and personal betrayal in the face of crimes rooted in injustice? How do authors turn difficult moments into powerful stories? Adnan Khan, Kagiso Lesego Molope, and Danny Ramadan discuss love, grief, and the pursuit of justice in their powerfully gripping novels with moderator Wayne Grady.

Mini Incite: A Celebration of Indigenous Voices with the BC and Yukon Book Prize Finalists

Online

Join Vancouver Writers Fest (partnered with the BC and Yukon Book Prize) to celebrate some of BC’s incredible Indigenous talent, all nominees for the 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prizes. Joseph A. Dandurand, author of SH:LAM (The Doctor) will be joined with Helen Knott and Francine Cunningham, hosted by Sean Cranbury. The event will be streamed on Youtube Live. To register and submit a question, click here. Event will start at 7:00 PM PDT (or…

Author talk: Kagiso Lesego Molope

Join award-winning Canadian author Kagiso Lesego Molope discusses her novel, Such a Lonely, Lovely Road, virtually with Mississauga Public Library. Set in South Africa, this beautiful and lyrical work addresses global social issues: class, race, young love and physical desire, crime and homophobia. Intended for ages 13 to 99. Register here.

Mawenzi House Presents Two Poets

Listen to Dannabang Kuwabong and Pamela Mordecai as they each read aloud from their poetry collections, along with a discussion and Q&A to follow. Register for free here.

Book Launch: Understan by Gavin Barrett

Gavin Barrett will be reading from his poetry collection, Understan. There will be live music, and a Q&A with Meenakshi Alimchandani. In addition, 5 winners who register on Eventbrite will win one copy each of Understan. Winners will be chosen through a random draw and must have either a Canadian or United States mailing address. Register here. About the book: Across space and time, crossing continents and decades, in this volume the poet uses memory…

Book Launch: Keepers of the Faith by Shaukat Ajmeri

Zoom

Join us on Zoom for a discussion on Shaukat Ajmeri's novel Keepers of the Faith followed by a Q&A with the audience. Sumaiya Hamdani, Associate Professor of History at George Mason University, Washington, will also be in conversation with Shaukat. Click the Zoom link here on Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 AM EST!

Toronto Lit Up Book Launch: Choosing Hope by Munira Premji

Join us for the launch of Munira Premji's memoir, Choosing Hope in partnership with Toronto Lit Up! Click this link to join the Zoom meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 8:00 PM. Munira will be joined with Huse Madhavji, Actor/TV Host!

Canadian Poets of Colour: A Conversation

Join Leslie Roach, Gavin Barrett, and Sheniz Janmohamed in conversation about being a poet in Canada. SPEAKING POINTS -moderated by Nurjehan Aziz, Publisher of Mawenzi House -What does it mean to be a poet in Canada? -Who is your audience? -Is it worthwhile? -How is your background--cultural, aesthetic--reflected in your poetry?