Join us for a first-for-the-Fest literary pub quiz, inspired by a growing online quiz trend: identifying book titles by emoji representations. Hosted by poet and literary raconteur Rob Taylor, this fast-paced evening will feature book-related emoji quizzes (Would you guess that a bunny tail and two skyscrapers represents a Dickens classic?) and “Mad-Lib Readings,” in which authors give readings from their work with sections blanked out for audience participation. There will even be a Wrong Answers Only round with author Rhea Tregebov choosing her favourite incorrect guesses… perfect for anyone who has never placed first in a pub quiz. Don’t miss this effervescent evening of escapades.
Hosted by Rob Taylor.
Participants and Speakers
ROB TAYLOR is the author of Strangers (Biblioasis) and three other poetry collections. He is also the editor of What the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions), and the guest editor of Best Canadian Poetry 2019 (Biblioasis). He lives with his wife and children in Port Moody, on the on the unceded territories of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-waututh) peoples. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)