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with Kaie Kellough and Ian Williams
Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood


with Kaie Kellough and Ian Williams
Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood
Ian Williams - Photo by Paul Joseph
Kaie Kellough - Photo by Melissa-Anne Cobbler

Join the conversation on community, history, belonging and the families we inherit and those we choose. Adrian Harewood talks with Kaie Kellough and Ian Williams, two authors acclaimed for both poetry and prose.


This event is also available in French translation: 

L’événement sera diffusé en direct sur YouTube. (En anglais avec un service d’interprétation simultanée en français.)


In Dominoes at the Crossroads Kaie Kellough maps an alternate nation—one populated by Caribbean Canadians who hopscotch across the country. The characters navigate race, class, and coming-of-age. Seeking opportunity, some of them fade into the world around them, even as their minds hitchhike, dream, and soar.


Ian Williams won last year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize for Reproduction, a novel that explores unconventional connections and insists that family isn’t a matter of blood. Beginning in a palliative care ward and ending in a cancer ward, Reproduction is the twenty-first-century proof of John Lennon’s famous claim that “life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” It is the story of strangers from strange places who accidentally become forever entangled. His latest book, Word Problems, is a poetry collection.



A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.


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En anglais avec un service d’interprétation simultanée en français:


Participez à une conversation sur la communauté, l’histoire, le sentiment d’appartenance et les familles dont nous héritons ou que nous avons choisies. Adrian Harewood discute avec Kaie Kellough et Ian Williams, deux auteurs reconnus pour leur poésie et leur prose. L’activité est présentée en partenariat avec le Festival international des écrivains d’Ottawa (en anglais),  Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa et Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

Le lundi 21 septembre 2020

De 19 h 30 à 21 h
L’événement sera diffusé en direct sur YouTube. 



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