Authors on Art


Authors on Art: Terri Favro

    Thursday 30 May 2019, 7:00 pm

Join us for our Authors on Art series with acclaimed writer Terri Favro. A novelist, essayist and storyteller, Favro writes about the Cold War as a fictional but familiar alternate reality in her novel Sputnik's Children and as the key inspiration for early roboticists in her popular science book Generation Robot—an attempt to invent “children" who would save humanity from blowing itself up. Held alongside Pio Abad's exhibition, which brings together a series of objects and images that draw connections between moments of political and economic upheaval, this talk will see Favro explore how the Bomb continues to inspire her stories, how new fears (climate change and robots among them) have replaced the Bomb as our ultimate weapons of self-destruction, and how fear of the Bomb has turned into “muscle memory" for the anxious generation that grew up in its shadow.

This program is free of charge; pre-registration required.

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Authors on Art is generously supported by our Public Programs Partner Chubb. Our Institutional Partner is the Oakville Public Library.


Terri Favro is the author of four books, including Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation (starred by BookList in 2018) and the novel Sputnik's Children, shortlisted for the Sunburst Award for Excellence In Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and named a “best book" for 2017 by the Globe & Mail, CBC Books, and Quill & Quire, A shortlisted finalist for the CBC Creative Non-fiction Prize, Terri's work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction. Terri also collaborates on graphic novels with artist Ron Edding. Learn more at



Thursday 30 May 2019, 7:00 pm


Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

Photo: Ayelet Tsabari