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Halifax North Memorial Public Library, 2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax

Join Shauntay Grant as she shares her picture book, Africville, a collaboration with illustrator Eva Campbell (Groundwood Books, 2018). The book was a finalist for a 2018 Governor General's Literary Award.

Grant will talk about the making of the book and discuss the past and present of this historic community with former Africville residents.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Bridge

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The Bridge, a new play by Shauntay Grant, premieres at Neptune Theatre's Fountain Hall. Directed by 2b theatre company's co-artistic director Anthony Black, the play is co-produced by 2b and Neptune in association with Obsidian Theatre Company.

Belong Forum: Angela Davis

Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Ave., Halifax

“What would it take to create a world where we all feel like we truly belong?” That’s the question behind the Belong Forums, a public lecture series in honour of Dalhousie’s 200th anniversary, featuring internationally respected thinkers, trailblazers and change-makers.

Join for a conversation with legendary U.S. civil rights leader Angela Davis. Dr. Davis’s forum will serve as the launch of the Viola Desmond Legacy Lecture Series — a four-year series celebrating diversity and inclusiveness — and feature performances from local artists including Four The Moment and Shauntay Grant.

Free admission with limited seats available.

Africville Reunion Festival

Africville, Halifax, NS

Shauntay Grant reads from her forthcoming children's picture book Africville. The book is set for a Sept 1st release from Groundwood Books.

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.