PEN Canada, in association with the Royal Ontario Museum, presents the next event in the Ideas in Dialogue series.
Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan on Race, Censorship, and Free Speech
Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 2013 for a conversation with Lawrence Hill and Carol Duncan. Moderated by Randy Boyagoda.
Lawrence Hill is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, including the nationally bestselling The Book of Negroes, Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada and Some Great Thing. He also co-authored, with Joshua Key, The Deserter’s Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq. Lawrence Hill lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Carol B. Duncan is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her areas of research interest include Caribbean religions in transnational and diasporic contexts, the African Diaspora, and religion and popular culture. Professor Duncan consulted on, and appears in the documentary,Seeking Salvation: A History of the Black Church in Canada, and she is the author ofThis Spot of Ground: Spiritual Baptists in Toronto and co-author of Black Religious Studies: An Introduction.
Randy Boyagoda is a professor of American studies at Ryerson University and the author, most recently, of Beggar’s Feast, a novel. He writes regularly for a series of Canadian and American publications, and he’s a frequent contributor to CBC Radio. He lives in Toronto with his wife and four daughters.
Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Queen’s Park Entrance