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Writing a Life

Writing a Life
1265 Military Trail, UT-Scarborough HW305
Time: Oct 27th, 7:00 pm End: Oct 27th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Human Geography (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Canada, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Anthropology (UTSC), 2000-, 1950-2000
Discussion with Rosemary Sullivan and Helen Humphries

The Robert N. Ho Family Foundation  and the Department of English present:

Writing a Life: In Conversation with Helen Humphreys and Rosemary Sullivan

This is conversation between noted biographer, Rosemary Sullivan, and University of Toroonto Scarborugh Writer-in-Residence, Helen Humphreys.  Rosemary Sullivan is an accomplished poet and biographer who has won many awards for her outstanding literary works.  As Margaret Atwood has said, "As a poet and writer (... Sullivan) knows that life is lived not as theory but as practice, that we exist on earth not as ideas but as living creatures, and that you can understand nothing about a place without listening to individual people and their stories. She has concerned herself with intense particulars."  (http://rosemarysullivan.com/prose-cv/).

Helen Humphreys is is the author of four books of poetry, six novels, and two works of creative non-fiction. She was born in Kingston-on-Thames, England, and now lives in Kingston, Ontario.  Humphreys' work of creative non-fiction, The Frozen Thames (2007), was a #1 national bestseller. Her collections of poetry include Gods and Other Mortals (1986); Nuns Looking Anxious, Listening to Radios (1990); and, The Perils of Geography (1995). Her most recent collection, Anthem (1999), won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry. Her most recent work of non-fiction is Nocturne (2013), a memoir about the life and death of her brother, Martin. In 2009 Helen Humphreys was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence.  (http://hhumphreys.com/)

This event is free and open to all, but registration is requested.  To register, please click HERE.

For more information, please contact the Cultural Liason, Office of the Dean, UT-Scarborough.

This event was supported by the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront, the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Snider Fund, IFOA Ontario, ODVP.

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