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Victoria Festival of Authors: Writing in a Time of Slow Disaster
October 3, 2020 @ 10:30 pm - October 4, 2020 @ 12:00 amFree
This panel discussion brings together four authors who, through a variety of approaches and topics, are exploring what it means to be writing in our present time of social upheaval and global climate disaster. Personal stories are interwoven with the practicalities of beekeeping on the edge of the boreal forest in Jenna Butler’s essay collection Revery: A Year of Bees. In Jessica John’s poetry collection How not to Spill, we experience an Indigenous perspective of land, water, ancestry, and futures. The poetry collection Endlings, by Joanna Lilley, gives voice to extinct animals and these poems become poignant reminders of just how precarious existence on our planet is. In Shaena Lambert’s novel Petra, we are introduced to the original Green Party leader Petra Kelly whose work in 1980s Germany bears striking similarities to battles being fought today.
Moderated by Verena Kaminiarz. Closed-Captioned.
FREE, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED. REGISTER HERE.