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From Human Rights to a Controversial Sexual Abuse Scandal; 2 Journalists, 2...
Thu, 16 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Two award-winning journalists talk about their recent books. Alexandra Shimo is a writer, journalist and former editor for Macleans. Her work has won accolades at the CBC and top Canadian literary award bodies as a finalist for the Governor General Award and winner of the Bookie Award. Her latest book, INVISIBLE NORTH: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve (Dundurn), was shortlisted for the National Nonfiction Award 2017. This human rights story is set in Northern Ontario at a remote fly-in First Nations community.
Kevin Donavan is a senior investigative journalist at Canada’s largest circulation newspaper, The Toronto Star. He has won three National Newspaper Awards, two Michener Awards and three Canadian Association of Journalists Awards. He broke the story on the Jian Ghomeshi sexual abuse scandal, and followed it through the widely covered public trial. His book, SECRET LIFE: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation (Goose Lane Editions)
Learn about the challenges each faced in covering these stories, the questions their books ask, and the issues the audience will help to debate.
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