Panel

Event type: Panel

25
Apr
25
Apr

HUGH MACLENNAN LECTURE – BOOK BANS AND THEIR IMPACT CANADIAN COMMUNITIES

2024-04-25 @ 17:30 - 19:00
The Friends of the McGill Library, in partnership with Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, are pleased to present the 2024 Hugh MacLennan Lecture, a roundtable discussion on book challenges, the Canadian context, the power of community action, and the path forward. The panelists are Michelle Arbuckle, Executive Director of the Ontario Library Association and the chair of Canada’s Book and Periodical Council, Brendan de Caires, Executive Director of PEN Canada and Robin Stevenson, award-winning Canadian author.
28
Apr
28
Apr

UKRAINIAN TUMULT

2024-04-28 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Ukraine has a turbulent history. How is this captured in its literature?  Three writers tell their Ukraine.
28
Apr
28
Apr

THE GABRIEL SAFDIE MIDDLE EAST EVENT: RECONVENED

2024-04-28 @ 14:30 - 16:00
A year ago, three activists and a philosopher sat down to discuss life and literature in Israel-Palestine.
28
Apr
28
Apr

In the spirit of Frida

2024-04-28 @ 14:30 - 15:30
Invoking the spirit of the strong Mexican and feminist sensibilities of Frida Kahlo, one the most iconic artists of all times, who proudly claimed to be Jewish (but was she?), three great Mexican women writers — Guadalupe Nettel, Yael Weiss, and this year’s Azul Prize winner Margo Glantz — converge in Montreal for the first time.
28
Apr
28
Apr

A FATAL COUPLE : HORROR FICTION AND DYSTOPIA

2024-04-28 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Horror literature seems to love dystopian worlds. What is it about the dark and the scary that attracts? How does horror fiction play out in different cultures? Four authors discuss
28
Apr
28
Apr

AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

2024-04-28 @ 11:30 - 12:30
Anti-Semitism: noun. Characterized by prejudice, hostility, or discrimination against Jewish people on religious, cultural, or ethnic grounds; anti-Jewish (Oxford English Dictionary).