The ReWrite Podcast by the Toronto International Festival of Authors

The ReWrite

The ReWrite is an eight-part limited podcast series exploring the power of stories to travel...even in a world in lockdown. Authors, bookstore owners, publishing professionals and fellow festival organizers discuss how they’ve re-written their playbooks in bold and ambitious new ways, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the “new normal”.




EPISODES

The Community Bookstore with Alex Snider of Queen Books 

AUGUST 12, 2020 | 8:29 | S1:E6

Alex Snider of Toronto’s Queen Books talks about the experience of opening an online book shop, being able to reach beyond the shop’s local Leslieville neighbourhood, and more. 

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Ardo Omer. 



Picture Books Unite! With Andrew Katz and Charlene Chua

AUGUST 5, 2020 | 18:05 | S1:E5

Picture book creators Andrew Katz and Charlene Chua discuss their newly formed collective, Picture Books, Eh!, the response it’s garnered, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them as creatives and much more. 

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Ardo Omer. 



Moving Pictures with Kevin Sylvester

JULY 29, 2020 | 17:29 | S1:E4

Children’s author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester talks about the origins of his moving picture book, Oak and Maple, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected him as a creative, and more. 

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Ardo Omer. 



(Book) Cover Girls with Terese Mason Pierre and Jenny Heijun Wills

JULY 22, 2020 | 18:47 | S1:E3

Authors Terese Mason Pierre and Jenny Heijun Wills talk about their make-up looks inspired by book covers, the content they’ve been consuming to help get through the pandemic, and more.

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Ardo Omer.



Literary Stats with BookNet’s Noah Genner 

JULY 15, 2020 | 16:21 | S1:E2

BookNet Canada CEO, Noah Genner, discusses recent changes to book sales, reader habits and more, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. 

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Ardo Omer.



Daily Readings with Kenneth Oppel

JULY 8, 2020 | 15:26 | S1:E1

Bestselling and award-winning children’s author Kenneth Oppel talks about the daily readings he uploaded onto YouTube this past March, his book, Bloom, and more. 

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Ardo Omer.




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