2021 English Winter Lecture and Reading Series
The Grenfell Campus Department of English is pleased to announce the 2021 slate of lecturers for its lecture and reading series. Leading up to each author's reading, panels of Grenfell faculty and students will discuss the works of these distinguished writers. After each event there will be an informal online social to continue the relevant discussion or just hang out and have fun with other people who love literature and talking. Participants are invited to stick around to see friends or make new ones and share a toast with a virtual glass of wine or coffee.
TUNE IN TO GRENFELL'S
FACEBOOK PAGE TO WATCH AND ASK QUESTIONS!
Feb. 1, 1-4 p.m. NST
Public lectures on Irene Oore's
The Listener and other Holocaust literature and history by Dr. Adam Beardsworth, Dr. Bonnie White, Dr. Shoshannah Ganz and a student panel (student names and lecture titles tba).
Feb. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m., NST
Lecture and reading by Irene Oore, author of The Listener (2019).
Feb. 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m., NST
Lectures by Dr. Tom Halford, Dr. Shoshannah Ganz, and a student panel on Souvankham Thammavongsa's
How to Pronounce Knife (2020). Student names and lecture titles tba.
Feb. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m., NST
Reading by Souvankham Thammavongsa, winner of the 2020 Giller Prize for How to Pronounce Knife (2020).
March 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m., NST
Lecture by Dr. Shoshannah Ganz on "The Canadian Short Story Cycle, Dark Tourism, and Maria Reva's
Good Citizens Need Not Fear (2020)," and a student panel on select stories from the collection (individual student names and paper titles tba).
March 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m., NST
Reading by Maria Reva, author of Good Citizens Need Not Fear (2020) – this reading will correspond with the opening night of the Atlantic English Undergraduate Conference.
March 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m. NST
Reading by author Michelle Porter from Approaching Fire as well as her latest book, Scratching River. Both are creative nonfiction books that weave together stories and genres.