Toronto Lit Up: IMPACT Women Writing After Concussion
September 09 at 7pm
Celebrate the launch of IMPACT: Women Writing After Concussion on Thursday, September 9 at 7pm ET with Toronto Lit Up and the University of Alberta Press! Six of the writers in IMPACT will read from their selections: Jane Cawthorne (co-editor with E. D. Morin), Tracy Wai de Boer, Judy Rebick, Julia Nunes, Dianah Smith and Amy Stuart. After the brief readings, the free event will be open for questions and discussion with moderator Jay Ingram. There will be captioning via the Zoom platform.
In IMPACT, 21 women writers consider the effects of concussion on their personal and professional lives. The anthology bears witness to the painstaking work that goes into redefining identity and regaining creative practice after a traumatic event. By sharing their complex and sometimes incomplete healing journeys, these women convey the magnitude of a disability which is often doubted, overlooked, and trivialized, in part because of its invisibility. Impact offers compassion and empathy to all readers and families healing from concussion and other types of trauma.
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Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 to December 2020, Toronto Lit Up has produced 119 events to launch 143 books by 212 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.