Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Special Event: Festival

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 for IFOA Supporters and PEN Members, Free for students and youth

Jesse Wente, Desmond Cole, Rachel Giese and moderator Jesse Brown join PEN Canada and the authors of Glorious and Free: The Canadians for a panel discussion asking: just how glorious and free are we?

This event is presented in partnership with PEN Canada

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  • Jesse Brown

    Jesse Brown is a journalist and publisher who runs the CANADALAND media network. He is a winner of the Hillman prize for investigative reporting and is the co-author of the CANADALAND Guide to Canada.

  • Desmond Cole

    Desmond Cole is an award winning freelance journalist, a radio host and an activist in Toronto. His writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Walrus, NOW magazine, Ethnic Aisle, Torontoist, Buzzfeed, and the Ottawa Citizen, and he hosts a weekly radio program every Sunday on Newstalk 1010.

  • Rachel Giese

    Rachel Giese

    Rachel Giese is an editor-at-large at Chatelaine and a regular contributor and guest host on CBC Radio's Q. Her award-winning journalism has appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Flare, The Globe and Mail, Today's Parent and She lives in Toronto with her wife and son.

  • Jesse Wente

    Jesse Wente is an Ojibwe broadcaster, curator, public speaker, writer and activist currently based in Tkaronto. Jesse is a vocal advocate for First Nations, Metis and Inuit rights and self determination.