A spoken word performance and on-stage interview.
Over our Heads weaves together the histories of two very different half-sisters who return home to deal with the aftermath that occurs when the grandmother who raised them dies. Emma, a punk band singer and poet turned pet psychic, and Rachel, an actuary with an interest in astronomy, both carry the remnants of childhoods overshadowed by issues of bullying, abandonment, alienation and fear.
Andrea Thompson is a writer, teacher, activist and mentor. Her previous books include Eating the Seed and Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, Thompson currently teaches Spoken Word through OCADU's Continuing Studies department.
Celebrated author and scholar George Elliott Clarke is Toronto's fourth poet laureate, the city's literary ambassador. Recipient of the Governor-General's Award for Poetry, Clarke is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia. Recently a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Clarke worked as a newspaper editor, social worker, and legislative aide (at Queen's Park and on Parliament Hill), before joining the University of Toronto, where he is the E.J.Pratt professor of Canadian Literature.