Not So Polite After All: Canadian Writers Challenge the Status Quo

Sunday, May 5 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • International
  • Literary

André Alexis, Esi Edugyan, Sheila Heti, moderated by Omar El Akkad

Three award-winning Canadian writers converge on one stage to recount their adventures in literary risk-taking and rule-breaking. Esi Edugyan’s richly spun historical epic “Washington Black” celebrates the genius of an escaped slave (not the white man who freed him). Sheila Heti’s “Motherhood” is a searingly honest rumination on whether or not to have children. André Alexis’s surreal and hallucinatory “Days By Moonlight” defies all conventions. Join these authors for a look at the leaps they took and the rewards they reaped.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Crystal Ballroom

With the support of the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley