Afterwords Literary Festival 2020, featuring Keith Barker
September 30 @ 12:00 am - October 4 @ 12:00 am ADT
The AfterWords Literary Festival presents conversations among writers about ideas that push them forward, the experiences that formed them into writers, and what writing can tell us about how to be human. Our mission is to give those writers who choose to join us the very best experience that Halifax has to offer. We are dedicated to presenting authors from across a wide spectrum of background and experience, with a commitment to panel parity that broadly reflects gender, race, and ability.
In 2020, due to Covid-19, the festival will host live events online between September 30 and October 4.
PGC Member Keith Barker will be participating in two events during the festival:
The Hours That Remain – October 1st, 7pm AST
Keith Barker reads from his Dora-award-winning play This is How We Got Here, about grief, guilt, and family bonds. Barker, an Algonquin Métis playwright and the artistic director of Native Earth Performing Arts theatre company, then joins Colleen Murphy in conversation.
An Introduction to Playwriting Workshop – October 2nd, 1pm AST, $15 Fee, limited to 12 participants
This is an introduction to the way I write my plays, which hopefully opens us up to a wider discussion around the process of writing for the stage. I will share my experiences and the tricks that keep me writing while hopefully hearing about yours.