SCHEDULE

Live virtual festival - September 30th - October 4th 2020

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Wednesday, Sept. 30th
8:00-9:30 pm AST
Suggested donation $5

CELEBRATING
NOVA GRAPHICA

We’ll celebrate the launch of Nova Graphica: A Graphic Anthology of Nova Scotia from Nova Scotia’s own Conundrum Press.

Thursday Oct. 1st
7:00-7:45 pm AST
Free

THE HOURS THAT REMAIN

Keith Barker in conversation with Colleen Murphy about his Dora-award-winning play The Hours That Remain, an exploration of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Thursday, Oct. 1st
8:00-9:30 pm AST
Suggested donation $5

WRITING INTO AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

Join us to learn how novelists Cory Doctorow, Catherine Hernandez, and Thea Lim engage with the often crisis-laden news of the day. What can we learn from fiction about how to meet a future that feels deeply uncertain?

Friday, Oct. 2nd 
10:00-11:30 am AST
$15.00

WORKSHOP: CAROL BRUNEAU

Sticking with It: Persevering with Your Story and Your Practice

Friday, Oct. 2nd
1:00-2:30 pm AST
$15.00

WORKSHOP:
KEITH BARKER

An introduction to Playwriting

Friday, Oct. 2nd
3:30-5:00 pm AST
$15.00

WORKSHOP:
THEA LIM

Worldbuilding is for Everyone

Friday, Oct. 2nd
6:45-8:15 pm AST
Suggested donation $5

POETICALLY SPEAKING

Poets Sue Goyette, shalan joudry, and El Jones in conversation with author and essayist Amanda Jernigan.

Friday, Oct. 2nd
8:30-9:45 pm AST
Suggested donation $5

WHAT WE LEARN FROM EACH OTHER

Vivek Shraya and Cicely Belle Blain join Stephanie Domet in conversation about mentorship, writing, representation, and community.

Saturday, Oct. 3rd
10:00-11:30 am AST
$20.00

ADVANCED WORKSHOP:
SUE GOYETTE

Writing into the Unknown: fortifying a curious and imaginative practice

Saturday, Oct. 3rd
1:00-2:00 pm AST
$15.00

WORKSHOP:
JJ STEEVES

Memoirs of the Mundane

Saturday, Oct. 3rd
2:30-4:00 pm AST
$15.00

WORKSHOP:
RANDY BOYAGODA

A truth universally acknowledged: The first page matters

Saturday, Oct. 3rd
8:00-9:30 pm AST
Suggested donation $5

READING DEEPLY

Novelists Shani Mootoo, Michelle Good, and Francesca Ekwuyasi in conversation with writer and journalist Evelyn C. White.

Sunday, Oct. 4th 
4:00-5:30 pm AST
$15.00

ROXANE GAY

With the support of the University of King’s College, AfterWords is thrilled to present New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay in conversation with Mary Lynk of CBC Radio’s IDEAS.

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