Incite: April 16
7:30pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Admission is free
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Born in Montreal in 1959, Diane Obomsawin, spent the first twenty years of her life in France. Trained in graphic design, she returned to Canada in 1983 and turned her attention to painting, comics and animation. She has made several short animated films for the National Film Board of Canada, including the prize-winning film The Worm. Her first English-language work, Kaspar, was critically lauded for its simple but expressive storytelling.
On Loving Women is a new collection of stories about coming out, first love, and sexual identity. Obomsawin brings her gaze to bear on subjects close to home—her friends’ and lovers’ personal accounts of realizing they’re gay or first finding love with another woman. Within these pages, she has forged a poignant, powerful narrative that speaks to the difficulties of coming out and the joys of being loved.
*Unfortunately Julie Maroh has been obliged to cancel all her international engagements due to personal circumstances. If there is an opportunity to reschedule in the future we will try to make that happen.