Previous events

Edmonton Poetry Festival

The Matrix Hotel, 10640 – 100 Avenue, Edmonton

The Edmonton Poetry Festival welcomes internationally-acclaimed poets Shauntay Grant, Ahmed Knowmadic, and Alessandra Naccarato for ALCHEMY, a show that embraces the daring, magical potential that is revealed whenever poetry and music collide.

Author Reading

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Cole Harbour Public Library, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour, NS

Shauntay Grant reads from her children's picture book The Walking Bathroom.

"The Walking Bathroom" Author Reading

Keshen Goodman Library, 330 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Join Shauntay Grant for a reading of her new children's picture book "The Walking Bathroom" at Keshen Goodman Library's Halloween Fest.


The Medium & the Messengers: Local Artists, Globalized Genres, and Transnational Audiences

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Toronto Public Library (Lillian H. Smith Branch), 239 College St., Toronto

A roundtable presented as part of the 2017 International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL) Congress. Canadian artists discussing how working in their chosen medium and genre has helped balance two, sometimes competing priorities: firstly, to expand assumed audiences for their work, partly to guard against being tokenized; and, secondly, to continue reaching underrepresented, misrepresented, or otherwise marginalized audiences featured in their work. The roundtable hopes to demonstrate why intersections between "the local” and "the global" demand diversifying how we imagine “diversity” when exploring cultures of childhood, children, and youth (Participants: Vivek Shraya, Rukshana Khan, Shauntay Grant, Zetta Elliott; Moderator: Gurbir Jolly)

Sauvé Fellow Shauntay Grant on Performance Poetry from Concept to Creation

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Fondation Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, 1514 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield, Montreal

Presented as part of the Sauvé Fellows Thought Leadership Series, Shauntay Grant combines performance and personal reflection to examine the moments, memories, histories, and social circumstances that have encouraged her creative response through words and music. Rooted in African Nova Scotian history and experience, Grant will share historic and contemporary narratives, and consider the artist’s way of translating observation and experience into art for advocacy and awareness.


The Bridge: a work-in-progress showing

2b theatre company presents a work-in-progress showing of Shauntay Grant's new play in development, The Bridge.

Common Threads: Mayann Francis and Shauntay Grant in Discussion

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Dalhousie Art Gallery, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to present Mayann Francis and Shauntay Grant in conversation with Peter Dykhuis, Director of the Dalhousie Art Gallery. Peter will explore with Mayann and Shauntay the historic and modern day significance of textiles concerning their respective curated projects, The Dress: Mayann Francis and the Call to Serve, and Stitched Stories: The Family Quilts.

Admission is free and all are welcome.


Negotiating a Black Language in ELA (English Language Arts)

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Park Place Ramada Plaza Hotel, 240 Brownlow Ave., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Shauntay Grant moderates this panel at the Association of Teachers of English of Nova Scotia (ATENS) Conference 2016. Featuring educators Melissa Downey, Tom Henderson, and Rachel Ross-Mantley. Two consecutive sessions beginning at 9am and 10:15 am. Visit the link below for conference details.

Stitched Stories: Shauntay Grant and Family in conversation

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Dalhousie Art Gallery, 6101 University Ave., Halifax

"Stitched Stories: The Family Quilts" is on display at the Dalhousie Art Gallery until November 27. JJoin Shauntay Grant as she invites her grandmother and other family members to consider the themes of the exhibit, and pay tribute to their matriarch (Simmonds) and the life-giving work she performed with her hands. For more information on the exhibit visit