NOTA is a literary conference for English-language writers, publishers, events organizers, and literary professionals to discuss the changing context for literature and to explore how writing careers are developed, supported, and sustained in Quebec in 2022.
This is a free event, taking place October 4th in the 4th Space at Concordia University, and online via Zoom.
As part of NOTA, AELAQ is proud to present Challenging the Field: Black Publishing and Writing in Canada, a panel discussion on the challenges faced by Black writers and publishers in Canada. The conversation will address proactive measures our literary communities might partake in to combat inequality and inequity in the field. Moderated by Firoze Manji of Daraja Press, the panel will feature H. Nigel Thomas (Easily Fooled), Kwame Scott Fraser (Dundurn Press), Dorothy Williams (Blacbiblio) and Yara El-Ghadban (Espace de la diversité / Diversity District).
For more information and for a complete schedule, visit the NOTA Facebook page and Eventbrite page to register.
Space is limited, so register ASAP if you would like to attend the panels in-person. Note that panels will also be live streamed via Zoom.
NOTA is presented in partnership with Espace de la diversité (EDLD), the English-language Arts Network (ELAN), Literary Umbrella of Quebec (LUQ), SpokenWeb, and the Quebec Writers Federation (QWF).