Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest
Helen Humphreys, Witi Ihimaera, Sayed Kashua, Eileen Myles
Host: Andreas Schroeder
The art of memoir draws from life but demands the creativity and perspective to know what to focus on and what to leave out. The spotlight’s aim can be as seemingly narrow as Helen Humphreys’ history of the apple, which gradually widens to become an intimate memoir of dealing with a friend’s terminal illness. Eileen Myles’ memoir of their beloved pit bull, Rosie, expands to encompass examinations of intimacy, spirituality, alcoholism and grief. Witi Ihimaera’s memoir takes in all his recollections of his early life in rural New Zealand and what it means to grow up Mˉaori. And Sayed Kashua documents his own life, as well as society at large, as he reflects on straddling two societies—Israeli and Palestinian.
Granville Island Stage
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