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Join Jason as he talks with bestselling writer and artist Vivek Shraya about the tenth anniversary of her first book God Loves Hair, interspersed with clips from the Instagram launch event with illustrator Juliana Neufeld.
Transcript to come.
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Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Her best-selling book I’m Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel,” and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part‑Time Woman, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books. A six-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, was featured on The Globe and Mail’s Best Dressed list, and has received honours from The Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Publishing Triangle. She is a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation, an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary, and is currently adapting her debut play, How To Fail As A Popstar, into a television pilot.
Juliana Neufeld is a Toronto based children’s book illustrator and artist, known for her work on Treasure Hunters, the best selling middle grade series by James Patterson, as well as her collaborations with noted Canadian multidisciplinary artist, Vivek Shraya. Juliana’s work is inspired by picture book art of the 1950's, our connection to nature and small moments of humor and resiliency in everyday life.