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Friday, June 18, 2021: Jason Reynolds, Tania León and more

Today on Q: bestselling author Jason Reynolds, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León, Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Canisia Lubrin, singer-songwriter and producer Richard Marx.

Today on Q: Jason Reynolds, Tania León, Canisia Lubrin, Richard Marx

Bestselling author Jason Reynolds, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León, Griffin Poetry Prize finalist Canisia Lubrin, singer-songwriter and producer Richard Marx. (jasonwritesbooks.com, Michael Provost, Anna Keenan, Richard Marx/Instagram)

Today on Q, with guest host Ali Hassan:

  • Bestselling author Jason Reynolds discusses his novel Long Way Down, his entry into the world of literature and why he wants to write books that relate to young readers.

  • Composer Tania León talks about her Pulitzer Prize-winning orchestral piece, Stride — one of 19 pieces composed by women to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

  • Ahead of Father's Day this weekend, we dipped into the archives to compile some of our favourite conversations about dads, including clips from Ziggy Marley, Vicky Cornell, Femi Kuti and Wynton Marsalis.

  • Writer Canisia Lubrin reads an excerpt from her Griffin Poetry Prize-nominated book, The Dyzgraphxst.

  • Singer-songwriter Richard Marx shares an oral history of Luther Vandross's single Dance with My Father, which became a Father's Day anthem not only for fans around the world but for Céline Dion as well.

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