Wordfest's Imagine On Air is honoured to present our annual celebration of the Governor General's Literary Awards. The 2021 edition of The Way We GG showcases Francesca Ekwuyasi, Tessa McWatt, and Guy Vanderhaeghe, all past recipients or nominees of Canada's prestigious literary medal.
Each writer will perform an open-mic style monologue on the theme of luck and fortune (whether good or bad), as well as answer questions about their new books. The one-hour broadcast on Wordfest.com, hosted by Pam Rocker, is free and starts at 7:00 p.m. MT (The pre-show starts at 6:50 p.m. MT.) If you RSVP, we'll send you a reminder on the morning of the show, as well as our unique Digital Doggie Bag after the event with links to extended interviews with each author.
This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the finalists and winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards. We are also grateful to Arsenal Pulp Press and Penguin Random House Canada for helping us connect you with these amazing authors.
Pam Rocker is a native Texan turned Albertan, atypical activist, award winning writer, speaker, and musician. Rocker has worked for over a decade for the full inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ people in faith communities and beyond. She was chosen as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Calgary, and as one of the top 30 activists in Canada. She was a frequent panelist on CBC Radio's Unconventional Panel, is the Chair of Broadview Magazine, and an Instructor with YouthWrite Alberta and YOUth Riot. Rocker is currently the Director of Affirming Connections, performs queer feminist ukulele comedy music, and speaks and plays across in the US and Canada.