Canadian Authors and Books: An Endangered Species?

Canadian Authors and Books: An Endangered Species?

Podcast (1:32:23)

For more about the state of Canadian books, please click here.

Thursday February 18, 2021 4:00pm to 5:30pm


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CFE Virtual Forum Series:

Although there are many Canadian writers and genuine public interest, why is there a decline in sales and borrowing of Canadian books? What does this mean for Canada? What can be done? Join an panel of experts in the discussion of these vital issues.

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Drew Hayden Taylor, Canadian playwright and author

Pilar Martinez, CEO, Edmonton Public Library

Barb Minett, Founding co-owner, The Bookshelf

Jim Lorimer, Publisher, James Lorimer & Co.


Victor Rabinovitch, Former President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation 

Co-sponsors: Association of Canadian Publishers​, Edmonton Public Library, PEN Canada, Toronto Public Library, Vancouver Public Library

This is a free event and no registration is required.

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