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Friday, October 18 • 7:00pm - 7:50pm
When To Tweet and When To Flip The Bird

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As artists, we've all heard that it's important to be visible online and to engage with the latest trends and discussions on social media. Crafting a public persona is a big part of making art in 2019, but what you gain in followers, you might sacrifice in mental health. In this panel, established authors will discuss the ups and downs of maintaining mental health while on social media: when to respond (or not), how to balance being a creator and an activist (or not), and how to practice self-care (or... actually self-care is always important).

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Linda Poitevin

Like most romance writers, Linda Poitevin is a firm believer in happy-ever-afters...especially since she's living her own. But she also knows how hard you have to work at those sometimes, and that's reflected in her stories about people who are as real to her as she hopes they'll... Read More →

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Jay Odjick

Jay Odjick is an Anishinabe writer and artist from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Algonquin Nation in Quebec. After KAGAGI: The Raven was published by Arcana Comics, Jay co-founded a production company that produced a television series called Kagagi based on the graphic novel and is... Read More →
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Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson is a Canadian adventurer, storm chaser, and meteorologist. Recently named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Explorers by Canadian Geographic, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. Mark has chased (and has been chased) by tornadoes across Canada and... Read More →
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Natalia Yanchak

Born in Toronto, Canada, Natalia moved to Montreal to attend Concordia University’s Creative Writing program. After graduation, she toured internationally as keyboardist and singer with The Dears. Finding moments between touring and recording sessions, she returned to writing. Her... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 7:00pm - 7:50pm EDT
Salon E - 60 seats