The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
74. The Essay: Political Fuel
ALICIA ELLIOTT, JOHN FREEMAN, LAUREN MARKHAM
Moderator: Mandy Len Catron
Three preeminent essayists investigate the possibilities of words to empower and fuel political action—at a moment when it’s most urgently needed.
Join three preeminent, award-winning essayists as they investigate the possibilities of words to empower and fuel political action—at a moment when it’s most urgently needed. Journalist and author Lauren Markham (The Far Away Brothers) covers today’s social imperatives, including criminalization of young immigrants, girl gangs in El Salvador and climate change displacement. Alicia Elliott (A Mind Spread Out on the Ground) writes boldly to Indigeneity and North America’s legacy of racism and colonialism. In the wake of the 2016 election, John Freeman was forced to reconsider the power of writing. His new collection, Dictionary of the Undoing, is grounded in the words that feel most necessary for our times, a sharp reconsideration of how we can engage the public sphere through language.
Saturday, October 26 at 8:30pm
Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St
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