Lue Boileau, a DD alum and writer of Black speculative fiction, will take participants on a tour of Black literary history of Bathurst, and then to the Lillian H. Smith Science Fiction Library at College & Spadina. This workshop will reference the work of many local Black historians, as well as oral storytelling, and will draw the connection between historiography and writing futurisms.
This workshop includes writing exercises in alternate history and world-building, as we explore a visual archive of Black and cultural literary history and futures. There will be audio soundbites from interviews, photographs, film, oral storytelling and the use of Google maps.
Saturday, August 15th, 2020
with Lue Boileau
*Video chat link will be provided to those who signup.
Lue Boileau is a writer of Black speculative and environmental fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. She is based in Toronto Canada, with roots in Port Antonio, Jamaica. Her work has been shortlisted for PRISM International Grouse Grind Prize for short fiction and the Exile Writers Prize judged by Joyce Carol Oates, and has appeared in anthologies across North America. Her first full length collection of The Hungry River Bottom (working title) is forthcoming.
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This event is made possible with the support of Canada Council for the Arts