Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
6:30pm

Writing your Life with Amber Dawn, Iain Reid and Miriam Katin

Hosted by Mark Medley

Writing your Life with Amber Dawn, Iain Reid and Miriam Katin

Hosted by Mark Medley
26
Friday
Apr
2013
6:30pm
Knox Presbyterian Church
120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
Amber Dawn - Photo by Sarah Race
Iain Reid
Miriam Katin

Three singular talents share scenes from their own lives in work that is engaging, original and fearless. 

 

How Poetry Saved My Life, Amber Dawn’s powerful account of survival and the transformative power of literature. reveals the terrain of sex work, queer identity, and survivor pride.  

 

Told with subtlety, humour, and heart, Iain Reid ’s The Truth about Luck, reflects on family connections; how we experience adversity, the passage of time, and aging; and most importantly what it truly means to feel lucky.   

 

Miriam Katin 's debut graphic novel, We Are on Our Own, was a unique portrait of how one family survived the Second World War. Her follow-up, Letting it Go, shows Miriam, now an adult, dealing with her son's recent move to Berlin. An insightful, serious, but wry account of the myriad ways trauma inflects daily existence, both for survivors and for their families.

 

Special thanks to the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy of the United States in Canada for supporting the participation of American writers during the Spring Edition.

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