Alissa York

Alissa York

Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna and, most recently, The Naturalist. Stories from her short fiction collection, Any Given Power, won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. She is a professor in Creative Writing at the Humber School for Writers.

“Why I Write” From Orwell to Today

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If we accept that we are again living in particularly turbulent political times, how is this reflected in our prose writing? A panel of writers will read from their work and discuss the role politics plays in their work using George Owell’s 1946 essay, “Why I Write” as a launching off point. Moderated by David […]

Craft of Writing / L’art de l’écriture