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Humor, assault and class are an unlikely trio of topics for a successful evening of conversation, even at the Writers Festival.

Wed, 09 May 2018 18:07:10 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Endure: Mind, Body and the Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson In his book Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, Alex Hutchinson skillfully interweaves scientific research, accounts from athletes and training techniques to shed light on the limits of human athletic performance.

Mon, 07 May 2018 07:27:56 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Full Disclosure with Beverley McLachlin For eighteen of her twenty-plus years on the bench of the Canadian Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin served as Canada’s first woman Chief Justice, as well as the nation's longest-serving holder of the same position.

Fri, 04 May 2018 08:27:21 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Elizabeth Renzetti: Popular, Personal and Political Culture  


 “What do we tell our daughters about this election?” columnist Elizabeth Renzetti asked her Globe and Mail readers in November of 2016.

Thu, 03 May 2018 07:54:52 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Understanding Masculinity with Rachel Giese and Daemon Fairless It is an interesting time to be a man in our culture. While many ideas about masculinity have been challenged and undermined, too little effort has been invested (by men, first and foremost) in fostering healthy aspects of maleness and reimagining unhealthy ones.

Wed, 02 May 2018 10:53:46 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Story, Place, Time and Magic: The Wonder Years with Carriane Leung, Robert Everett-Green and Kerri Sakamoto The deep pleasures of reading as a child — disappearing into books, getting swept up with characters that you wanted to live with forever in a reader’s high — were at the heart of the conversations during “The Wonder Years” on Saturday, April 28.

Tue, 01 May 2018 07:16:40 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Carpe Diem with Ruth Marshall and Kate Harris The room was packed on Saturday afternoon to welcome Kate Harris and Ruth Marshall to the Writers Festival. Given the excited chatter amongst the all-ages crowd before the event started, it’s a safe bet that these festival goers weren’t just trying to escape the lousy weekend weather.

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:03:09 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Kindness, Empathy and Learning from Experience  



At what point might we detect backsliding in our own practise of empathy and kindness? And once we detect it, how do we fix it rather than ignore the problem for fear of piling on

Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:34:17 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Stephen Pinker's Passion for Reason Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:53:51 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen Just between us with Terry Fallis, Eliza Robertson, and Michael Redhill In her opening lines, the host of Monday evening's closing event, Carleton University's Susan Birkwood interpreted the title "Just between us" as suggestive of intimacy, confidentiality, and exclusivity.

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:00:50 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Doug Saunders’ Maximum Canada Targets Canada's Emptiness
Photo Credit: Victoria Solan Daniel Bezalel Richardsen Better Is Always Possible Payam Akhavan, the accomplished Iranian-born law professor and practitioner of international criminal justice, is perhaps an unlikely candidate to guide the Canadian public in transcending apathy and materialism towards a more emphatic existence.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:32:05 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Fall 2017: Ottawa Media Hosts Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:48:44 -0700 writersfest Canadian Politics: Moving into the Next 150
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Human Rights from the Front Lines
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]]> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:10:23 -0700 writersfest Notes from the Newfoundland Literary Pub Crawl A pub crawl.   In the aftermath of our Canada 150 celebrations, what better way to keep the spirit alive than a pub crawl with friends? Daniel Bezalel Richardsen Tom McMillan's manifesto: discussing "Not My Party" and Conservative politics in Canada Tom McMillan didn’t have an easy trip to the Ottawa Writers Festival.

Fri, 05 May 2017 05:51:57 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Launching and Book and a Battle: The Story of Vimy in the Canadian Imagination “It’s easy to go to war,” Tim Cook told a full house at the launch of his new book,
Vimy: The Battle and the

]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 15:59:52 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen Unapologetically Muslim-Canadian: The Muslimahs who Fell to Earth

Saima S. Hussain. Ferrukh Faruqui. Munirah Maclean. Hanan Abdulmalik.

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:49:02 -0700 Daniel Bezalel Richardsen