Community Events

2021 29 Sep
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Colson Whitehead in conversation with Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Spend an evening with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, discussing his gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s with CBC podcaster Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

2021 30 Sep
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Suffer the Little Children: Tamara Starblanket on genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State

Join us on Truth and Reconciliation Day for an online conversation with legal scholar Tamara Starblanket on genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian state. Hosted by Ketty Nivyabandi, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada (English speaking Branch), and Octopus Books.

2021 04 Oct
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Richard Powers in conversation with Alyssa York

Spend an evening with Richard Powers, discussing his powerful new novel Bewilderment with fellow writer Alyssa York.

2021 07 Oct
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Writers Panel: The Writing Life

As a booklover, you’ve probably wondered about the authors who transform ideas into novels. What inspires them? Who reads their first drafts? Where do they find the voices of their characters? In the final adult event of EMWF’s 2021 series, join Omar El Akkad, Jael Richardson, Nicholas Ruddock and Kim Thúy as they provide a peek behind the curtain, giving us the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the writing life.