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AFTERWORDS
LITERARY FESTIVAL

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PANELS & READINGS

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 PANELS & READINGS 
OPENING NIGHT AT AFTERWORDS
DAVID BERGEN AND ALEX PUGSLEY IN CONVERSATION WITH RYAN TURNER, PLUS JESSE WENTE IN CONVERSATION WITH TRINA ROACHE


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
7:00 PM — 9:30 PM  | DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM
PAUL O’REGAN HALL, HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY
 

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Opening Night at AfterWords features David Bergen and Alex Pugsley in conversation with writer and festival co-director Ryan Turner at 7:00 PM. Jesse Wente will then be interviewed by journalist and teacher Trina Roache at 8:30 PM. Their conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Books will be available for sale. This event is presented in partnership with The University of King's College.

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KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
CHELENE KNIGHT IN CONVERSATION WITH STEPHANIE DOMET


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
7:00 PM — 9:00 PM  

LIVESTREAM

Hear Chelene Knight in conversation with writer and festival co-founder Stephanie Domet. Chelene Knight is the author of three books, including her debut novel Junie, published September 2022 by Book*Hug. She is currently working on a commissioned book on Black self-love and joy forthcoming with HarperCollins Canada in 2023. Chelene is the founder of Breathing Space Creative Literary Studio and represents a boutique list of clients as a literary agent with Transatlantic agency.


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Help us celebrate the fourth annual AfterWords Festival! Featuring readings from Anna Quon, David Huebert, K.R. Byggdin, Katherine Alexandra Harvey, Luke Hathaway and Daniel Cabena, and host Sarah Mian. This licensed event at Cafe Lara will fill up fast, so snag your ticket now!

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Access two great events with one ticket!

Amanda Parris is an award winning writer, producer and tv/radio host. Her play Other Side of the Game was awarded the 2019 Governor General Literary Award for Drama. Her latest theatrical work The Death News won the 2022 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing, Web Program or Series. Amanda is also the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the critically acclaimed digital series Revenge of the Black Best Friend which launched on CBC Gem in 2022. The series was an official selection at the Canneseries Festival where it made its international premiere. She'll be in conversation with Juanita Peters, in an event presented with the help of Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Then, three short story writers take the stage: Alexander MacLeod's new book of stories is called Animal Person. Elaine McCluskey's new volume is called Rafael Has Pretty Eyes. They'll join festival co-founder and writer Ryan Turner in conversation. Both events happen in the McInnes Room. You can access both with one ticket.


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