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Telling Canada’s Story: CanLit’s Arrival, Rise, and Future

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15 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7

UC244 (lecture) / UC240 (reception)

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The development of Canadian literature over the past 50 years has been marked by a dramatic rise of Canadian writers into national prominence and international success. Beyond the undeniable literary significance, what does a national literature mean to Canadian public life?

On the occasion of the Sesquicentennial, join University of Toronto professor Nick Mount (author of Arrival: The Story of CanLit), Canadian short story writer Ayelet Tsabari (curator of this year’s Journey Prize Anthology), and esteemed literary editor and writer John Metcalf (author of The Canadian Short Story) for a discussion of how and why a national literature matters to national life.

The discussion will be moderated by Canadian novelist and University of Toronto professor Randy Boyagoda, with a reception to follow.

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15 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7

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