A new anthology of nonfiction brings the COVID-19 self-isolation experiences of 105 writers from all over Quebec into one powerful volume. In a new poetic children's book, a young Black girl races, alone, into a future where she can count on no one but herself. This week's guests discuss whether or not writers thrive in isolation, and the importance of community to any creative pursuit. They touch on the importance of tackling issues of inequality and discrimination which the pandemic has laid bare, and what might help forge a new path. "If we want to continue as a species on this planet, we will need to find other ways to co-exist," says poet and educator Stéphane Martelly.
Invité(es) : Dr Stéphane , Author, Professor, Université de Sherbrooke Marianne Ackerman, Writer, Co-editor of Chronicling the Days Rebecca Lloyd, Director, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore Piedad Saenz, Children Bookseller, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
Presented by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec, Writers Unbound is a series highlighting the best of Montreal’s local literary community. Developed in partnership with the Quebec Writers’ Federation, the show pairs two writers in conversation with host Shelley Pomerance, inviting them to reflect on their work and on what inspires them. Each episode also includes thematic book recommendations by local booksellers Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.