Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016


29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016


Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 29, 2016, 10:00 pm

May Contain Graphic Violence


It's a common warning seen by television or movie viewers, and the message there is clear. But when reading the written word, what exactly is graphic violence? Is it an explicit description of blood and gore? Can violence be disturbing or graphic even when not explicit? As a reader, what makes violence impactful or encourages it to linger in your mind well after the book is closed? In this panel, hear a variety of authors discuss how they communicate violence to their readers and their thoughts on its impact.

Hall: Richmond A Track: Storytelling and Literature Type: Panel