Tanya Talaga is an award-winning journalist at the Toronto Star. Her first book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City, has been shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the RBC Taylor Prize, and British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Nonfiction.
Writing has always been a political act, but now more than ever writers have the potential to play a strong role in advocacy, activism, and social justice. This panel will explore the necessity and efficacy of activating a political view and exploring current societal issues through narrative. Moderated by Judy Rebick.