Date(s) - 16/05/2013
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
PEN Canada, in association with the Royal Ontario Museum, presents Sir, I Intend to Burn Your book: Race, Censorship, and Free Speech the next event in PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue Series.
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. His most recent novel, The Book of Negroes, was published around the world and won numerous prizes including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. He is preparing the 2013 Massey Lectures, finishing a new novel and co-writing the adaptation of The Book of Negroes to a six-part TV miniseries. He is an honorary patron of Crossroads International, which supports programs for girls and women in Africa, and volunteers with Book Clubs for Inmates and the Black Loyalist Heritage Society of Nova Scotia. He lives in Hamilton, ON with his wife Miranda Hill and their children.
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 of This Spot of Ground: Spiritual Baptists in Toronto and co-author of Black Religious Studies: An Introduction.