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Literature Matters

Literature Matters
93 Charles St. W., Isabel Bader Theatre
Time: Apr 7th, 7:30 pm End: Apr 7th, 9:30 pm
Interest Categories: Indigenous, Environment, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Canada
Featuring Thomas King and Naomi Klein

The Department of English is pleased to present the First Annual Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature Lecture:

Literature Matters

Featuring guest speakers:

Thomas King, Editorial Notes on the World

Award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent. His acclaimed, bestselling fiction includes Medicine River; Truth and Bright Water; One Good Story, That One; and A Short History of Indians in Canada. The multiple award winning, Green Grass, Running Water was named to Quill & Quire’s Best Canadian Fiction of the Century list. A member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of an award from the National Aboriginal Foundation, Thomas King recently retired as a professor of English at the University of Guelph.  His novel, The Back of the Turtle, won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 2015, and his book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, is one of Canada Reads 2015 selected titles.


Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything

Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000). She is a columnist for The Nation magazine and the Guardian newspaper and is a contributing editor at Harper's magazine.  She is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and is on the board of directors for 350.org, the global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Her critically acclaimed new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, is the 2014 winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. It has been named to multiple Best of 2014 lists, including the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014. An instant New York Times and international bestseller, This Changes Everything is being translated into over 15 languages.

Followed by Lee Maracle “robing” Thomas King
a Sto: lo ceremony with tributes by Smaro Kamboureli & Joseph Boyden

To attend, please register (free of charge):

For further information, please contact the Department of English at (416) 978-3190.


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