Craft Talks 2019   

Saturday, July 13th, 10:00 am:

Wayne Grady

Some Problems in Translation, or, What Did Don Quixote Eat on Saturdays? 

How do translators approach the challenges of language–the puns, idioms, untranslatable concepts, and the difficulty — perhaps impossibility — of translating culture? Wayne Grady has translated fifteen books and won the Governor General’s Award for his work. Join him in a lively discussion of the translator’s art, from the time of Cervantes to the present.


Saturday, July 13th, 1:00 pm:

Kevin Sylvester

Writing and Drawing with Kevin Sylvester

Award winning illustrator, writer, and broadcaster Kevin Sylvester will discuss how he works. He’ll share stories of what he’s done right and what he’s done wrong. (And he’s done plenty wrong.) He’ll also discuss what, at least in his experience, publishers are looking for in images and text.


Sunday, July 14th, 10:00 am:

Drew Hayden Taylor

Playwriting & More: A Writing Career

In the last thirty years, Drew Hayden Taylor has written a whack (a traditional Ojibway term) of plays, TV shows, novels, short stories and creative non-fiction. In this talk, Drew will share his trials, tribulations, successes, and failures — and a few secrets — illuminating how he’s managed to survive the Canadian writing establishment relatively intact.