The Black Box session returns. This is a live taping of Humber School for Writers’ Love & 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. Hosted by Colin Buchanan.
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David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker and the Director of the Humber School for Writers. He is the author of Natasha and Other Stories, The Free World, The Betrayers and Immigrant City: Stories. He has been twice nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award and was the winner of the Toronto Book Award.
A retired typographer, Colin Buchanan grew up in various towns and cities in Ontario. He spent a decade living in the American Deep South, listening to songs and acquiring stories. He is a recent graduate of the Humber School for Writers, where he wrote his first novel, an excerpt of which will be included in the Unpublished Nation anthology. At the 2018 TIFA, he was interviewed by David Bezmozgis at the inaugural Black Box Session podcast. He is currently working on a story cycle set in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale.