Fall Arts Preview: Get lit(-erary) with these events

Bookworms, mark your calendars

Wed Oct 2-Sun Oct 6

Afterwords Literary Festival

The brainchild of some of very best and brightest folks putting pen to paper—Stephanie Domet, Sue Goyette, Stephens Gerard Malone, Rebecca Thomas and Ryan Turner—Afterwords aims to bring top-notch writers, both local and visiting, off their pages and into listening rooms around town. Treat your brain to live readings, panel discussions and both fiction and non-fiction authors in conversation (folks like Caroline Adderson, Christy Ann Conlin and Kamal Al-Solaylee). Or, if you're a writer yourself and looking to glean some wisdom, sit in on workshops tackling character development, screenwriting and getting grants. The schedule in its entirety can be found at afterwordsliteraryfestival.com.

Various locations


Thu Oct 3

Margaret Atwood at Halifax Central Library

Thirty-four years after The Handmaid's Tale first published—and two years after the Hulu series of the same name sky-rocketed into TV stardom—Canada's most famous author is back with the novel's sequel, The Testaments. And she's bringing it to our dearly beloved library. True Atwood stans know this event's free seats "sold out" in minutes. But you need not worry. The library will be streaming the event on YouTube.

Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
7-8pm

Book Me! with Costas Halavrezos

Not an event, but you could make it one in the comfort of your very own home and your very own pyjamas. This book nerd podcast is a Costas Halavrezos/Nimbus Publishing co-pro bringing local literature to your earbuds, featuring interview with authors who've been printed under the Nimbus/ Vagrant umbrella. You've got two seasons to catch up on.

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