The New Embassy: The Brave and The Vulnerable
Originally aired on March 25
Re-release July 07
Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.
Curated by Jen Sookfong Lee, author and co-host of the literary podcast Can’t Lit, this collection of powerful readings offers up deeply open, vulnerable stories that challenge social boundaries. Hear Toronto-based actor, burlesque performer and playwright Dainty Smith read her short story “Prayer and Paradise”; Two Spirit writer and artist Aedan Corey read from their highly anticipated upcoming collection of poetry; and Nehithaw-Dené Métis poet Zoey Roy give an exciting spoken word performance.
This event will take place virtually. This event will be available to watch from Thursday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 13 as part of a special release to celebrate Canadian artists.
Curated by Jen Sookfong Lee
Produced by Toronto International Festival of Authors
The New Embassy event series is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital NOW program.