State of the Book
State of the Book

19. The State of the Book
Phyllis Bruce
John Metcalf
Anna Porter
Moderator Hal Wake


Anna Porter, Phyllis Bruce, and John Metcalf collectively have edited or published an astonishing list of Canlit giants. With Hal Wake, these dedicated cultural workers reminisce about the golden age of Canadian publishing and reflect on what the future holds for contemporary Canadian writers and publishers. Can we and should we keep alive the canon of Canadian books and authors? How do we then give space to emerging writers, especially those who push the boundaries of what we might recognize as a Canadian voice, a Canadian literature?


Event sponsor: Chris James


Friday, September 28, 2018
9:30 - 11.00 am