Critical Conversation: The Ethics of Crime Writing
June 04 at 2pm
Outdoor Stage, June 4 at 2pm ET
TIFA’s most provocative conversation series returns exploring thrilling new themes for MOTIVE audiences. Each day of the Festival, authors and experts will come together to examine a new facet of the culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read.
At its best, crime fiction can reveal new perspectives on the harsh realities of crime and punishment. This conversation will invite crime fiction authors to talk about the choices they make in their own writing, as well as their ongoing work to better the criminal justice system. Author and criminal defence lawyer Robert Rotenberg will moderate a thought-provoking discussion with Marcie Rendon, author of the Cash Blackbear series, former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin and PEN America Prison Writing Mentor Ryan Gattis. Panellists will explore the nuances and ethical implications of how crime, criminals and policing are represented in the genre.
Duration: 60 minutes
This event will be presented as part of the free, outdoor events at MOTIVE, taking place on the stage in the park and open to the general public.
This series is presented in partnership with the Provocation Ideas Festival.