- April 8, 2021
Join Annahid Dashtgard, Chelene Knight, and moderator Léonicka Valcius for an important, nuanced, and solution-based conversation about how the publishing industry cares for authors who share difficult truths in their work. How do we create space and safety for people, writers especially, who, for a variety of reasons, have not been welcome in Canadian publishing? People who, as Dashtgard writes in her essay Foreign Object in the House of Canadian Literature (https://rungh.org/foreign-object-in-t...), “are wooed for the colour [they] represent, but [who] don’t yet belong.” Dashtgard, Knight, and Valcius will explore the author experience in publishing and how that mirrors or differs from the experiences of racialized people in other industries. What are the primary concerns authors face in navigating the industry? What responsibility do industry professionals have to incorporate author care into their process? And how does author care differ for marginalized writers or writers who are exposing trauma in their work?
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Foreign object in the house of Canadian literature
Listen to Annahid Dashtgard, Chelene Knight, and Léonicka Valcius discuss author care and creating safe spaces for BIPOC authors.