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Arts & Science writers illuminated

Arts & Science faculty and alumni are among the 150 leading and emerging writers featured in Illumination: Portraits of Canadian Authors, an exhibit by Toronto artist Mark Raynes Roberts at the International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Reference Library this fall. A concurrent exhibit, by Raynes Roberts, of 12 hand-engraved, crystal sculptures takes place at the Gardiner Museum. The sculptures, inspired by passages of light in the literature of 12 Canadian authors, including Margaret Atwood and Anne Michaels, celebrate the passion of authors, and the slow art of craftsmanship in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world.

 

A preview of some of the featured Arts & Science authors and why they write.

  • George-Elliot-Clarke
    “I write because I can’t fight and I can’t sing.” George Elliott Clarke, EJ Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature and Toronto Poet Laureate

Learn more about the Illumination project ›