Previous events

Playwrights Cabaret

Fredericton

Shauntay Grant reads from her work at the Atlantic Edge Conference for Playwrights in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Artists & Conversation

Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road

Creators discuss their nominated works at this event celebrating the 2019 Nova Scotia Masterworks Award. Africville - a picture book by Shauntay Grant and Eva Campbell - is among the nominated works.

Sep12

Writing Picture Books

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Writers Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax

This is a hands-on writing workshop for beginning and emerging writers of children’s picture books. You will generate ideas for stories through writing activities, explore writing tools and technique, develop and workshop a new picture book manuscript, and receive feedback on your manuscript from the instructor and workshop participants. While the focus of this workshop is on writing, you will also learn something of the business of publishing picture books. No prerequisites or pre-existing writing are required to participate – come to creatively explore the craft of writing for children.

This workshop will take place at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (1113 Marginal Road, Halifax) in three parts over three Thursday evenings:

Thursday, September 12, 6-9 pm

Thursday, September 19, 6-9 pm

Thursday, September 26, 6-9 pm

Visit writers.ns.ca to register.

Spoken Soul Festival

918 Bathurst Street , Toronto, ON

Shauntay Grant features at the Womyn of the Word showcase, part of the inaugural Toronto Spoken Soul Festival, a celebration of the Spoken Word and Soul Music

Jul27

Africville reading

Africville, Halifax

Shauntay Grant reads from her picture book Africville at the 36th Africville reunion festival.

Jun13

Writing Picture Books

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Writers Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax

This is a hands-on writing workshop for beginning and emerging writers of children’s picture books. You will generate ideas for stories through writing activities, explore writing tools and technique, develop and workshop a new picture book manuscript, and receive feedback on your manuscript from the instructor and workshop participants. While the focus of this workshop is on writing, you will also learn something of the business of publishing picture books. No prerequisites or pre-existing writing are required to participate – come to creatively explore the craft of writing for children.

This workshop will take place at the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (1113 Marginal Road, Halifax) in three parts over three Thursday evenings:

Thursday, June 13, 6-9 pm

Thursday, June 20, 6-9 pm

Thursday, June 27, 6-9 pm

Visit writers.ns.ca to register.

Jun1

OnWords Conference: Writing Your Region

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Four Points by Sheraton, 1496 Hollis Street, Halifax

The saying goes “write what you know,” but writing about your region presents a host of challenging questions. How do you bring familiar surroundings to life on the page? What assumptions exist about your city, province, or territory, and how do they influence what you write? How do you sell your work beyond the borders of your region? Explore these questions and more with a panel of authors whose writing is firmly rooted in Atlantic Canada.

With Shauntay Grant, Theresa Meuse, and Donna Morrissey. Moderated by Sarah Sawler.

Africville

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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.