Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
13 July Thursday

A Muse of Fire

13 July 2017, 20:00 - 13 July 2017, 21:30
SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada
An Evening with Kamila Shamsie, Raghu Karnad & Joe Sacco

Speaking of art born of war, the novelist Kamila Shamsie writes “In the ugly moments of history – times of conflict, war, oppression or censorship – two questions are provoked over and over: what is good art in such times? And what good is art in response to such times?”

Join this group of eminent thinkers – novelists, graphic artists and journalists as they explore these questions, taking us from historical sites of war (World War II, Hiroshima) to present day sites of conflict (Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan).

Joe Sacco is one of the world’s foremost graphic novelists. He combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comics storytelling to explore complex, emotionally weighted situations, such as in his Eisner award-winning graphic novel Palestine.

Kamila Shamsie was named one of Granta’s ‘Best British Novelists’. Her fiction offers vivid portraits of historical moments ranging from the experiences of Indian troops on the Western Front to New York in the aftermath of 9/11. Her most recent publication, A God in Every Stone was shortlisted for the prestigious Walter Scott Prize.

Raghu Karnad is a writer and journalist living between Bangalore and New Dehli. His first book, Farthest Field: A Story of India’s Second World War was nominated for a slew of international awards.

ASL is available for this event! Please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca to request ASL services before June 23rd. This venue is wheelchair accessible. Programming is low-vision friendly.

For venue description and accessibility information: SFU Woodwards Cinema

Supporting Partner

This event has been made possible thanks to support from the BC Arts Council and SFU Woodwards.

 

Details
Date: July 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $18 – $30
Event CategoriesIdeas, Visual Art
Venue
Address: 149 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada

+ Google Map

Past Events

November 2020

20 November Friday

ISF+: A Special Performance Of Anosh Irani’s ‘Buffoon’

20 November 2020, 20:00 - 20 November 2020, 22:00
Arts Club Theatre, 2750 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3J3 Canada
04 November Wednesday

Indian Summer Festival Digital Auction

04 November 2020, 10:00 - 14 November 2020, 22:00

September 2020

30 September Wednesday

ISF+: Minahil Bukhari & Mustaali Raj’s ‘JAALI’ project

30 September 2020, 17:00 - 30 September 2020, 18:00
07 September Monday

ISF+: Homeland Elegies – Ayad Akhtar in conversation with Sirish Rao

07 September 2020, 10:30 - 07 September 2020, 11:30

July 2020

18 July Saturday

ISF2020: 10th Anniversary Closing Party

18 July 2020, 19:00 - 18 July 2020, 21:00
11 July Saturday
04 July Saturday

ISF2020: Tiffin Talks – Zanani / Zamana / Zameen

04 July 2020, 12:00 - 04 July 2020, 14:00

June 2020

27 June Saturday

ISF2020: 5×15 Global Edition

27 June 2020, 11:00 - 27 June 2020, 12:30
20 June Saturday
14 June Sunday

Mandala Workshop with Sheniz Janmohamed #ISFMandalaProject

14 June 2020, 12:30 - 14 June 2020, 13:30
13 June Saturday

ISF2020: Night of the Raga

13 June 2020, 07:01 - 13 June 2020, 21:00
09 June Tuesday

May 2020

30 May Saturday

ISF2020: It Could Be Verse: Poetry for a Pandemic

30 May 2020, 19:01 - 30 May 2020, 20:00
23 May Saturday
16 May Saturday

ISF2020: Beginnings – Sonic Tributes

16 May 2020, 19:01 - 16 May 2020, 20:00

April 2020

24 April Friday

ISF+ World Premiere: Wayfinder by Mohamed Assani

24 April 2020, 19:00 - 24 April 2020, 22:00