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Feminist Fiction Front and Centre

2022-11-29 19:00:00 2022-11-29 20:00:00 America/New_York Feminist Fiction Front and Centre With Kimia Eslah, Ariela Freedman, and Celia Edell Virtual -

Tuesday, November 29
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-29 19:00:00 2022-11-29 20:00:00 America/New_York Feminist Fiction Front and Centre With Kimia Eslah, Ariela Freedman, and Celia Edell Virtual -

With Kimia Eslah, Ariela Freedman, and Celia Edell

LIVE via ZOOM. This event will be recorded and available to watch on BPL's YouTube channel for a limited time.

Feminist fiction writers have long played an important role in challenging the status quo. Think of The Bluest Eye by Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison or Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Across the world, women have a long history of writing novels rooted in social justice principles and resisting the patriarchal, heterosexual, racist norms of our society.

Today, feminist fiction continues to inspire, embolden, educate, and affirm. What does it mean to be a feminist author in 2022?

Feminist philosopher Celia Edell moderates a lively discussion panel with contemporary feminist novelists Ariela Freedman and Kimia Eslah on their visions and contributions.

Presented in partnership with Fernwood Publishing and Linda Leith Publishing

About the Presenters

Kimia Eslah is a feminist writer and a queer woman of colour. Her work has been featured on CBC Books, Ms. Magazine and The Miramichi Reader. She is the author of Sister Seen, Sister Heard and The Daughter Who Walked Away. Her novels explore the effects of bigotry, rape culture, mental illness, and queerphobia on Canadian women of colour.

Borrow Sister Seen, Sister Heard by Kima Eslah from our collection

Ariela Freedman teaches literature at Concordia’s Liberal Arts College. Her debut, Arabic for Beginners, was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize and won the 2018 J. I. Segal Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, A Joy to be Hidden (LLP, 2019), was shortlisted for the Segal Prize in 2020, and was a finalist for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.

Borrow Arabic for Beginners by Ariela Freedman from our collection

Celia Edell is a feminist philosopher with a PhD in Philosophy from McGill University in Montreal. In addition to her academic work, she has spent the past decade making accessible online feminist content, exploring new creative industries, and staying on top of pop culture phenomena.

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AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs, Writing | Author Events |

TAGS: | M25 | BurlLitFest |

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