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The ReWrite

Welcome to The ReWrite podcast from the Toronto International Festival of Authors. As the world continues to shift and adapt from the effects of COVID-19, we are back to revisit our thoughts about the pandemic and see how the expectations of authors, literary award organizers, booksellers and publishing professionals at the beginning of the pandemic, played out during the course of a very uncertain year. Tune in to hear a wide range of conversations exploring the power of community, taking risks and finding new ways of celebrating books.

Sep 9, 2021

What started out as a few weeks of schools being shut down in March 2020 suddenly turned into a long-term situation of juggling at-home schooling and trying to keep kids engaged. In this episode, we reached out to three individuals to hear about their experiences supporting kids and teachers, and the impact the arts had on creating connection for students during a confusing and isolating time. Tune in to hear from Tessa Eisenberg from First Book Canada, Tim Walker from Harbourfront Centre and William Wallace, a high school English teacher with the Toronto District School Board.

Produced by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and hosted by Stephanie Fraser. Visit to learn more.