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30th Medellin International Poetry Festival (online)

August 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

With the aim of exploring the initiative to broaden poetry among human beings in their gravest hour, fighting the fear, the pandemic and death, and conduct a refreshing dialogue between poets, artists, academics, scientists and the laureates of the Alternative Nobel Prize in order to elucidate new avenues on the unresolved problems of human society, …

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Edinburgh International Book Festival (online)

August 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 Edinburgh International Book Festival will be presented online from Saturday 15 to Monday 31 August. The programme, made up of over 100 events for adults, families and children, will offer both live and pre-recorded conversations featuring leading writers, poets and participants from around the world. Events will be free to view, and available …

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2:00 pm

A History of My Brief Body with Billy-Ray Belcourt

August 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hosted by Ellen Chang-Richardson, this online event presented by The Ottawa International Writers Festival features Billy-Ray Belcourt discussing his latest work, a memoir in which he mines his own personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be. Learn more here.

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3:00 pm

Draft Summer Reading

August 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Draft Summer Reading on Zoom will be hosted by Gloria Blizzard. Once you register for a ticket, you'll receive the link to the event. There are various price categories available and the money will go straight to the authors after we cover our basic costs. Readers include Maheen Hyder, Bänoo Zan, Aaron Schneider, Eufemia …

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