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What's up at AfterWords

In addition to our annual eight-day festival with programming for kids and adults alike, we also produce off-season events and projects. Here's what we're up to lately:

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Modern Mi'kma'ki Podcast

The Modern Mi’kma’ki Podcast explores what it means for L’nu’k to walk and work and live and laugh in the complex world of today. Mi’kmaw writers shalan joudry, Trina Roache, and Rebecca Thomas untangle a colonial history, wrestle with cultural teachings, and ask the big questions. How do we honour our ancestors? How do we all live as Treaty People? What does netukulimk really mean when you buy your food at the grocery store? Humour, joy, grief and reclamation. Join this ongoing conversation.

This four-part podcast starts with a live recording. Join us in Paul O’Regan Hall at Halifax Central Library as we begin to build a modern Mi’kma’ki together.

Monday October 23, 7pm. Doors at 6:30
Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library. Free, but register in advance.

Art by Jordan Bennett “A Modern Mi’kma’ki” 2023

This podcast is produced by AfterWords Literary Festival, and is presented by ABO Wind with support from the Halifax Central Library and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism, and Heritage.


Youth Mentorship Program

AfterWords first annual Youth Mentorship Program will pair two professional Halifax writers with two Nova Scotian writers between the ages of 14 and 18 inclusive, for a six-week virtual mentorship in March and April 2024. One of the two youth mentorship spots will be reserved for a Black or Indigenous Nova Scotian.

Applications open October 1 and close November 24, 2023. 

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Pints and Pages

We're thrilled to be presenting, along with HarperCollins Canada, this Pints and Pages event, featuring Linwood Barclay and Gilly MacMillan in conversation. Your ticket includes two books and a flight of craft beers. Join us for this post-festival, cozy-thrilling afternoon event. Tickets here

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