Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM
Performance, Presentation: 39th Festival Edition

Main Loft, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18

The Black Box session is a live taping of Humber School for Writers’ upcoming Love and Defiance podcast. Author, filmmaker and Humber School for Writers director David Bezmozgis will speak with a Humber student who has lived an extraordinary life and turned that experience into art.

Does one need to live boldly and unconventionally to write? What conscious and unconscious decisions shape a life and make a writer? In the spirit of NPR’s StoryCorps and This American Life, join us for an evening of intimate and revealing conversation. This event will be hosted by Alissa York.

Dress code: Black


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  • David Bezmozgis

    David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. David’s stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Harpers, and Zoetrope All-Story. He is the author of Natasha and Other Stories (2004), The Free World (2011) and The Betrayers (2014). He has been twice-nominated for the Giller Prize and in the summer of 2010, he was included in The New Yorker's 20 Under 40 issue, celebrating the twenty most promising fiction writers under the age of forty. David's two feature films are, Victoria Day, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and Natasha, an adaptation of the title story from his first book.

  • Alissa York

    Alissa York's internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna  and, most recently, The Naturalist. She is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories which have won her the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.