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Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series

Students get up close and personal with an eclectic group of authors while earning course credit through LA&PS’ Canadian Writers in Person (AP/CLTR 1953 6.0A) course. You’ll explore the contemporary work of renowned authors, while having the unique opportunity to engage with them in a dialogue about their work.

Readings are free and open to members of the public and to members of the York community not enrolled in the course.

Our lineups consist of a unique selection of emerging and established Canadian writers, whose writing explores a broad range of topics, and a variety of geographical and cultural landscapes. Featuring seasoned and emerging poets and fiction writers, the series highlights Canada’s ever-growing literary talent.

All readings are held Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada).

All readings are open and free to the public. During 2023 and 2024, readings are available online and can be accessed according to the schedule. Zoom link will be made available a week before the reading.

Reading Schedule

Sept 19 – Norma Dunning Tainna: The Unseen Ones
Oct 3 – Noor Naga If an Egyptian Cannot Speak English
Oct 24 – El Jones Abolitionist Intimacies
Nov 7 – Angélique Lalonde Glorious Frazzled Beings
Nov 21 – Saeed Teebi Her First Palestinian
Dec 5 – Emily Riddle The Big Melt
Jan 16 – David Huebert Chemical Valley
Jan 30 – Mariam Pirbhai Isolated Incident
Feb 13 – Suzette Mayr The Sleeping Car Porter
March 5 – Billy-Ray Belcourt A Minor Chorus
March 19 – Sylvia Hamilton Tender

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Sep 19 2023 - Mar 19 2024


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Zoom Webinar


Department of Humanities-Canadian Writers Lecture Series
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