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Overview

“If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.”

~ Song of Solomon

Beloved: A Celebration of Toni Morrison and Black Women Writers with Donna Bailey Nurse brings together internationally renowned authors including  two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan (Washington Black), recipient of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Aminatta Forna (The Memory of Love),  Myriam J.A. Chancy (What Storm, What Thunder), Francesca Ekwuyasi (Butter Honey Pig Bread), Rebecca Fisseha (Daughters of Silence), Zalika Reid-Benta (Frying Plantain) and Cheluchi Onyemelukwe Onuobia (The Son of the House) winner of the Nigerian Prize for Literature in conversation and celebration.

Each evening features acclaimed authors in conversation with leading Canadian curator and literary critic Donna Bailey Nurse complemented by readings and music. ****Join us as we honour the legacy of Toni Morrison and celebrate the unrivalled impact she has had on Black women writers around the world.

COVID-19 Protocols

Please refer to our Festival COVID-19 Policy and Procedures HERE

Winter Garden Theatre

Winter Garden Theatre is a century-old theatre and National Historic Site. It is also the last operating vaudeville-era double-decker theatre in the world. It hosts a variety of events and occasions, including (but not limited to) award shows, concerts, fashion shows, and film premiers, and is home to two annual major theatrical and cinematic productions: Ross Petty Productions and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Performances

June 17, 2022: Zalika Reid-Benta, Rebecca Fisseha, Francesca Ekwuyasi, and Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

June 18, 2022: Esi Edugyan, Myriam Chancy, and Aminatta Forna

How to get here by subway

Queen Station is the closest TTC station to get to Winter Garden Theatre

Image of Map from Queen Station to Winter Garden Theatre. There is a blue highlighted path of the route to take.

Image of Map from Queen Station to Winter Garden Theatre. There is a blue highlighted path of the route to take.