From personal story to painful historical truths, the politics of who and what we write about, and how we write about it, can breed timeless literary works and be a powerful driver of social change. What counts as a political act? Is all writing inherently political? What are the ethics of writing truths across various genres and publishing platforms? Join Alicia Elliott, Elizabeth Renzetti, and Canisia Lubrin in a powerful conversation about the impact of storytelling, and what happens when truth, creativity, and politics collide.
Event Type: Panel
Venue: Native Education College
Date: Saturday, March 16, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019
Alicia Elliott is an award-winning Tuscarora writer. Her book of essays, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, will be available from Doubleday in March 2019.
Elizabeth Renzetti is the author of Shrewed, a collection of essays, and the novel Based on a True Story. She is a columnist and feature writer with the Globe and Mail.
Canisia Lubrin, editor, critic educator and awards-nominated cross-genre writer of Voodoo Hypothesis(2017), has contributed to journals, anthologies, TV, radio, festivals and stages on four continents.