16. The Role of Writers in Times of Trouble

In these challenging times, the writer’s role is more important than ever – to document truth, to expose it, to question it. But is the writer’s role changing? Does writing make a difference? Canadian authors and journalists Scaachi Koul, Leah Lakshmi, Hayden King, and Kamal Al Solaylee discuss writing work that transforms social thought and the process of responding in the modern day of social media with Globe and Mail journalist Denise Balkissoon. Sponsored by Penguin Randomhouse.

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Location: PAMA Council Chambers Date: May 6, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Kamal Al-Solaylee Kamal Al-Solaylee F17_King Hayden King Photo Credit: Barbora Simkova Scaachi Koul Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasihna Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha