Black Writers Matter

Black Writers Matter is a powerful new anthology of African-Canadian writing, edited by Whitney French. The stories in this collection offer a cross-section of established writers and newcomers to the literary world who tackle contemporary and pressing issues with beautiful, sometimes raw, prose.

Come to an evening discussion about the Black Canadian experience, as told through the stories of some of the writers in this collection.

- Whitney French: writer, storyteller, and multidisciplinary artist.
- Angela Walcott: multidisciplinary artist and writer.
- Sapphire Woods: queer nerd with a passion for Black education.

Moderated by Canisia Lubrin, award-winning writer, critic, teacher.

As David Chariandy says "Black Writers Matter is an extraordinary achievement [...]. Whitney French and the talented contributors to this book offer us vital new writings within a two-hundred-year legacy of yearning and truth-telling. Please read this book."

This event is free , but you must register to attend. Tickets will become available on February 6 at 9am. Use the "Get tickets" button on this page to reserve tickets via Eventbrite.

Location: Novella Room in the Appel Salon, at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

This event is part of TPL's Black History Month programming. For the full lineup, go to

Black Writers Matter

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