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Refuse: CanLit in Ruins

  • 789 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8 Canada (map)

Toronto Public Library

Why has Canadian Literature been at the heart of public controversies recently?

That's the question that editors Hannah McGregor, Julie Rak, and Erin Wunker address in their illuminating collection of essays, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins.

Join us for an evening of discussions about what is happening with the world of CanLit. Come learn about the injustices and issues that sparked the current controversies, and hear from Canadian writers whose perspectives are changing the conversation about what CanLit is and what it could be.

The evening will feature discussions with:

  • Editors Hannah McGregor, Julie Rak, Erin Wunker
  • Writers Phoebe Wang, Gwen Benaway, Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Location: Beeton Hall @ Toronto Reference Library

Accessibility: this event will have live captioning for the hearing impaired. Beeton Hall is wheelchair accessible, and we will have dedicated spaces for motorized scooters.

This event is part of the eh List series at the TPL, where we present conversations on Canadian literature and culture with award-winning authors, poets, journalists and exciting new voices. See for the full lineup.

This event is FREE, and no registration is needed to attend.

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