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"Notley as artist is like a hero on a fantastical journey. She descends into subterranean worlds of dream and ascends to heights of philosophical thought, but also remains rooted in the dirt of politics and the tedium of the everyday life.
— Janet St. John, American Library Association
7:15pm • Southminster United Church

Enlightenment Now
with Steven Pinker

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7:30pm • Arts Court Theatre

An Evening with
Gcina Mhlophe

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Tanya Talaga on Seven Fallen Feathers

2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Winner David Chariandy

2017 Giller Prize Winner Michael Redhill

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Upcoming Festivals

Spring 2018: April 26 to May 1

Fall 2018: October 25 to 30

2017 Foment Issue

The fifth edition of the Festival's literary journal has now been published