You're invited to the Canadian Writers in Person 20th Anniversary Celebration
Presented by the Hal Jackman Foundation at the York University Keele Campus
Featuring Dionne Brand - "What does writing do."
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East, York University, Keele Campus
CIBC Lobby, Accolade East, York University, Keele Campus
Since 1999, the Canadian Writers in Person course and public reading series has fostered meaningful community connections and exposed students to the contemporary work of renowned authors, giving both students and the public the unique opportunity to engage with these authors in a dialogue about their work.
For two decades, we have showcased a unique selection of emerging and established Canadian writers, whose work explores a range of topics and geographical and cultural landscapes as vast and dazzling as our country. Featuring poets, playwrights and prolific fiction writers, the series promotes Canada's ever-growing literary talent.
Join us in celebrating this special milestone with fellow supporters of Canadian literature on October 23rd, 2019. Click here to register.
Leslie Sanders and Gail Vanstone
Canadian Writers in Person Course & Reading Series
Department of Humanities
About the Author
Dionne Brand presented at CWIP in 2005. Her most recent book of poetry, Ossuaries, won the Griffin Poetry Prize; her nine others include winners of the Governor General's Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Her novel In Another Place, Not Here was selected as a NYT Book Review Notable Book and a Best Book by the Globe and Mail; At the Full and Change of the Moon was selected a Best Book by the LA Times and What We All Long For won the Toronto Book Award. In 2006, Brand was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the world of books and writing, and was Toronto's Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2012. In 2017, she was named to the Order of Canada. Brand is a Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. She lives in Toronto.