- Vanessa Heins
- Vivek Shraya is one of the literary stars coming to Afterwords Festival this fall. Her newest book, The Subtweet, is described as "a no-holds-barred examination of the music industry and making art in the modern era, shining a light on the promise and peril of being seen."
The fest—which debuted last year with a strong focus on accessibility and inclusion—is moving to a live, online format for 2020, with, as a press release puts it, "a mix of readings, conversations and workshops" happening via Zoom.
Fest dates are September 30 to October 4, and other names-of-note on the lineup include Vivek Shraya (author behind 2018's bestselling I'm Afraid of Men and 2020's The Subtweet), Halifax poet and advocate El Jones, notable Halifax author Carol Bruneau and Halifax's Poet Laureate, Sue Goyette.
Most festival events are free, with a suggested $5 donation. Peep the full lineup and details at afterwordsliteraryfestival.com.