Ottawa International Writers Festival launches book on activist women.
Originally published in Metro News Ottawa, 28 September 2016.
By: Adam Kveton For Metro Published on Wed Sep 28 2016
The fall edition of the Ottawa International Writers Festival is underway and features a potent mix of both reality checks and escapes this year.
But this week, there’s a definite focus on reality, and how to change it.
The festival, along with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, launched a new book outlining the inspiring stories of 28 women across the world, as told by 28 high-profile authors.
The book, entitled “When we are Bold: Women who Turn our Upside-down World Right,” is meant as a celebration of the work women have done, often without acknowledgement, to promote and instil peace and justice, said the book’s editor, Rachel Vincent. But hopefully it will also serve as a motivation and a guide to show “ordinary” people how they can change the world around them.