SAEED JONES, EMILY NUSSBAUM TO SPEAK AT TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Toronto Public Library is hosting an in-depth examination of Beyoncé. The library's Appel Salon speaker series includes deep dives on Beyoncé and Susan Sontag and talks by Nice Nailantei Leng'ete, Glory Edim and Emma Donoghue

The panel In Respect to Beyoncé will deconstruct the Homecoming pop star's personal and professional personas. (Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment)

The Toronto Public Library is hosting an in-depth examination of Beyoncé.

In Respect To Beyoncé is a deep dive with culture critics and academics on Queen B’s influence and iconography on groundbreaking works like Lemonade and Netflix’s Homecoming, The panel discussion with authors Kevin AllredMichael Arceneaux and Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley (they’ve all written books deconstructing Bey) was announced as part of the Bram & Bruma Appel Salon’s Fall line-up.

The Toronto Reference Library’s venue for author talks and more will kick off the upcoming season with a new look at Susan Sontag. On September 23, Benjamin Moser will discuss his new book, Sontag: Her Life And Work, a look at the iconic critic and activist’s personal struggles, drawn from interviews and her restricted archives.

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