The Art of Reciprocity

28may11:30 am12:30 pmThe Art of Reciprocitywith Alessandra Naccarato, Tyler Pennock, and Anime

Speakers for this event

  • Alessandra Naccarato

    Alessandra Naccarato

    Author

    Alessandra Naccarato is the author of Imminent Domains: Reckoning with the Anthropocene (Essays) and Re-Origin of Species (Poems). Born and raised in Tkaronto (Toronto), she is the recipient of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award and the CBC Poetry Prize, and her poetry and essays have appeared widely in publications such as The New QuarterlyRoom Magazine, and Event. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and a graduate degree in Community Economic Development from Concordia University, supporting two decades of work and research in grassroots social change, community arts, and the prevention of gender-based violence. Her debut poetry collection, Re-Origin of Species, was awarded the AICW Bressani Literary Prize for Poetry, shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, longlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and named a Best Book of 2019 by CBC Books.

    URL https://www.alessandranaccarato.com/

    Author

  • Anime

    Anime

    Moderator

    Anime is a smart-wit packed host with a dynamic and welcoming demeanor. From her humble
    beginnings to becoming a Chartered Accountant Canada CPA, Anime’s wealth of knowledge and understanding spans into many different facets of life. Anime has moderated countless panel discussions and has hosted premier festivals, conventions and galas across North America. If you happen to have attended alongside the other 1.6M jet setters in Toronto, then you would have definitely watched Anime command some of Canada’s biggest festivals where she is the official Host of Taste of the Danforth on the celebrity main stage. She is an incredible act and a genuinely beautiful person.

    Moderator

  • Tyler Pennock

    Tyler Pennock

    Author

    Tyler Pennock, author of Bones (2020), is a Two-Spirit Queerdo from Faust, Alberta, and is a member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. They were adopted from a Cree and Métis family, and reunited with them in 2006. Tyler is a graduate of Guelph University’s Creative Writing MFA program (2013), as well as the University of Toronto (2009). They have lived in Toronto for the past 25 years.

    URL https://tylerpennock.ca/

    Author

Event Details

What would it look like, to move through the world with the awareness that everything around you is as alive as you are? What comforts, solidarities, and responsibilities can we draw from a renewed understanding of what it means to be ‘in relationship’? These authors examine and imagine a worldview where the human and the nonhuman could meet on equal terms.

Imminent Domains: Reckoning with the Anthropocene by Alessandra Naccarato

Imminent Domains: Reckoning with the Anthropocene invites readers to join a contemplation of survival—our own, and that of the elements that surround us. Using research, lyric prose, and first-hand experiences, Alessandra Naccarato addresses fundamental questions about our modern relationship to nature amidst depictions of landscapes undergoing dramatic transformation.

Blood by Tyler Pennock
Brick Books

Conceived in the same world as their acclaimed debut, Bones, Tyler Pennock’s Blood centres around a protagonist who at first has difficulty knowing the difference between connection and pain, and we move with them as they explore what it means to want. Pennock weaves longing, intimacy, and Anishinaabe relationalities to recentre and rethink their speaker’s relationship to the living — never forgetting non-human kin.

Partners

Accessibility Sponsor: Another Story Book Shop