Canadian Stories: From the Bookshelf to the Big (Or Little) Screen

Canadian Stories: From the Bookshelf to the Big (Or Little) Screen

12 Mar 2019, 10:00 - 11:00

The Cross-Cultural Hub
Language:
English

Canadian writing is increasingly making the leap from pages to productions. The best-selling dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, was adapted into an award-winning TV series. Canada has seen further screen recent success with Anne with an E and Three Day Road.  Join this session to learn what Canadian publishers have discovered and achieved and how new screens – Wattpad, Amazon, Netflix – are championing new creative content.

Contributors

  • Lennie Goodings

    Moderator

    Chair

    Virago

    Lennie Goodings is Virago Chair and editor and publisher of Sarah Waters, Margaret Atwood, Jeannette Walls , Maya Angelou, among others.

  • Lisa Lyons

    Speaker

    President and Publisher

    Kids Can Press

    Lisa Lyons Johnston is the President and Publisher of Canada’s leading children’s book publisher, Kids Can Press, part of the Corus Entertainment...

  • Ashleigh Gardner

    Speaker

    Deputy General Manager

    Wattpad Studios

    As Deputy General Manager, Wattpad Studios, Publishing, Ashleigh Gardner works with writers and publishers around the world to turn Wattpad stories...

  • Marion Garner

    Speaker

    Vice President, Deputy Publisher

    Penguin Random House Canada

    Marion Garner is a veteran of Canadian publishing. Over her vast career, she has worked many places doing many things, but her 25 years at Penguin...

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