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Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9

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This uncensored, cross-genre event will prick at the boundaries of conventional wisdom about the environment, feminism, political correctness, polyamorism, and, God help us all, Donald Trump.

Michael Adams

Michael Adams is the founding president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies and the author of six nonfiction books. He is also the founder of the Environics Institute, a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively to conduct research on issues of public importance in Canada. His book Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values, won the Donner Prize for best book on Canadian public policy in 2004 and was named by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the 100 most important books ever published in Canada.

Karen Connelly

Karen Connelly is the author of 11 books. Her most recent nonfiction book, Burmese Lessons, a memoir of her time amongst dissidents, guerrillas and refugees on the Thai-Burma border, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and the BC National Award for Canadian Nonfiction. The Lizard Cage, her first novel, was compared in The New York Times Book Review to the works of Solzhenitsyn, Mandela, and Orwell, and won Britain’s Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers. Connelly has lived in different parts of Asia and Europe and now has two homes, one in Toronto and one in Greece.

Lauren McKeon

Lauren McKeon is an award-winning editor and writer. She is the former editor of This Magazine and a contributing editor at Toronto Life. Her essays have appeared in Hazlitt, Flare, The Walrus, and Reader’s Digest, and she has spoken on gender issues at conferences and seminars and on radio and television broadcasts. She teaches at Humber College.

M. NourbeSe Philip

M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, and former lawyer. She is a Fellow of the Guggenheim and Rockefeller (Bellagio) Foundations and the MacDowell Colony. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Casa de las Americas prize (Cuba). Among her best-known works are: She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks; Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence; and Zong!, a genre-breaking poem that engages with ideas of the law, history, and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade. Philip lives in Toronto.

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