One Page is a result of Canada’s largest literary festivals and library systems coming together to collaborate and offer new ways to engage with writers and books at this critical time. As the publishing industry and writers struggle to build awareness and reach readers in an online environment, One Page believes that there is strength in our united efforts. One Page aims to offer events that are engaging, relevant and reflective of contemporary book culture in Canada and abroad with live and pre-recorded events that the public can access for free across the country.
Thu Oct 29 - Tommy Orange: In a sweeping yet nuanced exploration of identity and the role of Native Americans in a contemporary urban America (in this case, Oakland, California), Cheyenne and Arapaho author, Tommy Orange’s novel There There presents a complex portrait of urban life and the impact that racism, ignorance and historical wrongs has had on an interconnected group of Native American characters. Tommy Orange talks with Anishnaabe journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice (Moon of the Crusted Snow). Register in advance. Live online - 9pm.
Thu Nov 12 - James McBride. More info to come.
Thu Nov 26 - Jo Nesbo. More info to come.
Thu Oct 15 - Anne Enright: Anne Enright talks about her latest novel, Actress, with the editor of Canadian Notes & Queries, Emily Donaldson, and the complex relationship that binds us to and cuts us off from our childhood heroes as well as to the pull of celebrity and its potential for destruction. Register in advance. Live online - 12pm.
Thu Oct 8 - Barbara Kingsolver: The famed author of The Poisonwood Bible, talks with CBC arts journalist, Aparita Bhandari, about her career, her poetry and what we can all learn about the lessons life continues to teach us. Replay link available at the bottom of this page.
BPL Virtual Events - virtual storytimes, book clubs and more