Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
6:00pm

Is Truth Stranger?

with Colin McAdam and Graeme Macrae Burnet
Hosted by Peter Schneider

Is Truth Stranger?

with Colin McAdam and Graeme Macrae Burnet
Hosted by Peter Schneider
25
Tuesday
Oct
6:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Colin McAdam - Photo by Lisa Myers
Graeme Macrae Burnet

Join us for an evening with two acclaimed storytellers asking us to consider if the world as we see it, is the world as it is. Is it our narrators who are unreliable, or might it be reality itself?

 

Colin McAdam, winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, returns with a chilling tale of a grieving novelist and his son who fall sway to a twilit world of desperate wanderers, mad geneticists, and noble, dangerous beasts. Black Dove celebrates the value and shortfalls of storytelling, finding light in the darkness to conjure a tender portrait of childhood’s end.

 

Graeme Macrae Burnet makes is Ottawa debut with his latest Booker nominated novel, Case Study, a meditation on truth, sanity, and the instability of identity. As playful as it is sinister, Case Study  blurs the lines between patient and therapist, fiction and documentation, and reality and dark imagination.

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are required to attend in person.  

 

Most people coming by car park for free at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington St.

 

Ticket holders unable to attend in person can request access to the livestream. Livestream links will be sent about an hour prior and will remain active for 48 hours. Please email leslie@writersfestival.org to request a link.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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