"If you sit and meditate, you're travelling... you don't have to move." So says Tawhida Tanya Evanson, author of a new novel that follows a young woman from her home in Canada to the USA, the Caribbean, Europe, and deep into North Africa. But she travels as much inside herself as she does around the world. stephanie roberts' poems journey from "people believing badly," through city and country, ending up back at belief. This week's guests discuss journeys both physical and psychological, across space and time; they also consider the power of empathy, itself a kind of travel into another person's world.
Guest(s) : Tawhida Tanya Evanson, Poet, Author, Artist stephanie roberts, Poet Rebecca Lloyd, Director, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore Piedad Saenz, Children's Bookseller, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
Presented by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec, Writers Unbound is a series of 6 thematic 28-minute episodes, hosted by Shelley Pomerance, featuring Montreal's English-language literature. Each episode will allow us to discover the careers of two local writers, one of whose works will be read by a citizen in the metropolis. The two writers will be invited to discuss in depth a particular literary theme and to share with us what touches them, what inspires them, what they find interesting in this universe. The program will end with the literary favourites of a bookseller!
Shelley Pomerance is a programmer with Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, writes the English Books column for Montréal Centre_ville magazine and is the host of a bilingual online poetry reading series. For over 20 years, she was a presence on CBC Radio as a host and arts reporter. She has also presented talks for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and for a number of Montreal festivals and libraries.
The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (Association des éditeurs de langue anglaise du Québec) is a not-for-profit organization that advances the publication, distribution, and promotion of English-language books from Quebec. We support our member publishers through professional development seminars, advocacy, and marketing initiatives. http://aelaq.org/