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Afterwords Literary Festival: Writing Into An Uncertain Future
October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5
Join us to learn how novelists Cory Doctorow, Catherine Hernandez, and Thea Lim engage with the often crisis-laden news of the day.
The AfterWords Literary Festival was co-founded by Ryan Turner and Stephanie Domet, and in the fall of 2019, AfterWords held its inaugural edition. In 2020, due to Covid-19, the festival will host live events online between September 30th and October 4th. AfterWords is primarily interested in presenting (and being in the audience for) conversations among writers about the ideas that push them forward, the experiences that formed them into writers, and what writing can tell us about how to be human. Our mission is to give those writers who choose to join us the very best experience that Halifax has to offer.
We will offer live captioning upon request to all of our online events.
We celebrate our festival on the unceded and traditional homeland of the Mi’kmaq People. We do land acknowledgements as a part of the reconciliation process. In order for this festival to exist, for Canadians to enjoy the lives that they have, Indigenous people were removed, displaced, and killed. This truth is an uncomfortable one, but one that is necessary to face if we, as fellow Canadians, are to understand our whole history. We honour the Mi’kmaq, whose stories have been shaped by Mi’kma’ki.
What can we learn from fiction about how to meet a future that feels deeply uncertain?
Okay, yes, the future is always uncertain. And for sure, it seems even more uncertain now than it did last year when we dreamed up this panel. And maybe you’re sick of contemplating the uncertain future—so let this panel of speculative fiction writers do it for you! Join Cory Doctorow, Thea Lim, and Catherine Hernandez in conversation with Stephanie Domet about how writers engage with the often crisis-laden news of the day and imagine possible outcomes of and perhaps even solutions to some of the pressing environmental, social, and technological issues that we face.
This event is presented with the support of Arts Nova Scotia.
Suggested donation of $5.00.
8:00-9:30 pm AST on Thursday, October 1st.
Tickets available August 10th.