Thompson, Cheryl

An Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Creative Industries. She is author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture. She previously held a Banting postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her work has appeared in The Conversation, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Spacing, Herizons Magazine, Halifax Coast, and Rabble.ca. Thompson was born and raised in Toronto, where she currently resides. She has also lived in the United States and in Windsor, Ontario. Her most recent work is Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics Of Loyalty (Coach House Books.)


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BookFest / Festival du Livre Windsor 2021

October 14 - October 17

Our 20th Anniversary edition! With safety protocols in place, we plan to hold all events online this year….


Words and Illustrations

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Franco Cortese, Lip (Penteract Press) bill bissett, illustrator of Lip (Penteract Press) Ariel Gordon, TreeTalk, illustrated by Natalie…


Candid Conversations

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Marcello Di Cintio, Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers, Hollay Ghadery, Fuse (Guernica Editions.) Nathaniel G. Moore, Honorarium (Palimpsest…


Portraits in Poetry

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Vanessa Shields, Thimbles (Palimpsest Press.) Marty Gervais, A New Dress Every Day: Poems in My Mother’s Voice and Nothing More Perfect (both…


Black History Celebration

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online – Zoom ⋅ Price includes all Festival presentations

Cheryl Thompson, Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics Of Loyalty (Coach House Books) Rochelle Riley, That They Lived: African Americans…