Louder Now: Voice in Writing

Speech. Silence. Articulation. Movement. Delivery. Voice in writing comes through in so many different ways. Historically, cis men have been heralded for their use of voice in writing, but what about the strength of other voices? In this panel discussion, Shani Mootoo, Emma Healey, Maneo Mohale, Eve Joseph, and Nisa Malli come together to discuss what it means to create a voice, what we mean when we reference voice, and how a voice can change everything. Moderated by Hannah McGregor.

Event Type: Panel
Event Code: REH/SAT-1
Venue: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University
Date: Saturday, March 14, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2020

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Emma Healey‘s latest book of poems, Stereoblind, was published in 2018 by House of Anansi. She’s currently working on a nonfiction book for Penguin Random House Canada.

Eve Joseph‘s three books of poetry were nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. In the Slender Margin, published by HarperCollins in 2014, won the Hubert Evans nonfiction award. Her most recent book of poetry, Quarrels, won the 2019 Griffin Prize.

Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University and the host of Secret Feminist Agenda, a podcast about the mundane and radical ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives.

Maneo Mohale is a South African editor, feminist writer and poet. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Jalada, Prufrock, The Mail & Guardian, and others.

Nisa Malli is a speculative writer and a realistic researcher, born in Winnipeg and living in Toronto. Her first chapbook, Remitting, was published by Baseline Press.

Shani Mootoo is a novelist, poet and visual artist. A longtime Vancouver resident, she currently lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.