Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference at IFOA

Remember when I said I would be blogging more? Well this week I’ll be stepping out of the realm of children’s literature to blog for the Edinburgh World Writer’s Conference, part of the International Festival of Authors held in Toronto this week. Learn more about this conference here.

The topics covered by panels of eclectic writers and experts (Miriam Toews, Jo Nesbo, Irvine Welsh, A.L. Kennedy, Chan Koonchung and many more) are as follows:

Wednesday, October 24, 8pm

ROUND TABLE Basic Instinct: Style vs. Content

Thursday, October 25, 8pm

Two keynote addresses featuring China Miéville and Miriam Toews.

Saturday, October 27, 12pm
ROUND TABLE Zombies, Witches, Killers and Cowboys: Visions of the Future Novel

Saturday, October 27, 5pm
ROUND TABLE A National Literature?

Sunday, October 28, 3pm
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH READING/INTERVIEW
Censorship Today

Check out a full listing of events here.

I for one am excited about discussing these juicy, relevant topics.  Please join the conversation on twitter, using the hashtag #wordwritersconf.

See you at the festival!

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