Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 7 PM (doors 6 PM)
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St West

Tickets: $30 General Admission | $25 Student/Senior
A limited number of rush tickets will be available at the door

Preferred Access Tickets: $250*

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is thrilled to present American journalist, film critic and podcast host Wesley Morris, in conversation with Canadian broadcaster and writer Amanda Parris.

Wesley Morris is critic-at-large at the The New York Times and a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, where he writes about film, television, theatre and media, often with a focus on social justice, race, politics, and black and queer representation in American popular culture today. Morris also hosts the Times podcast Still Processing with Jenna Wortham. For three years, he was a staff writer at Grantland, where he wrote about movies, television, and the role of style in professional sports, and co-hosted the podcast Do You Like Prince Movies with Alex Pappademas. Before that, he spent 11 years as a film critic at the Boston Globe, where he won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Amanda Parris writes a weekly column for CBC Arts, hosts three CBC television series (Exhibitionists, The Filmmakers and From the Vaults), and is the radio host of Marvin’s Room on CBC Music. She also writes stories for the stage and screen. Parris is the co-founder of the award-winning alternative education organization Lost Lyrics, and worked with The Remix Project and the Manifesto Festival.

2019 Books & Ideas Series is presented in partnership with Ben McNally Books.

* Preferred Access Ticket includes reserved/best in-house seating, a pre-event reception at Isabel Bader Theatre, and a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.

For more information:
Lauren Abecassis-Kandravy, Director of Development
647-925-0643 ext. 226

Flowers at the event generously provided by




Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 11 AM – 1 PM | FREE (Registration required)
Paintbox Bistro
555 Dundas Street East


In conversation with local content creators and cultural producers, the Koffler Centre for the Arts and the Regent Park Film Festival have invited Wesley Morris to share insights about his trajectory as a journalist, film critic, and podcaster for a student audience. From discussing the writer’s craft and his approach to cultural commentary to what one gains and loses by becoming a public figure, this educational talk will be oriented towards individuals embarking upon careers in journalism, media, and the arts. Time permitting, local panelists will be invited to share their respective works before Morris and the audience to add more texture and context to the conversation. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

Moderated by Tendisai Cromwell, Executive Director of the Regent Park Film Festival.




Presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts in partnership with the Regent Park Film Festival and creative producer, Kehinde Bah.