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John Weier To Give Distinguished
Lecture March 12

Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence to speak in Convocation Hall


WINNIPEG, MB –Truth, identity and history are three issues John Weier will explore in his presentation for the 2008 Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence Distinguished Lecture Series, scheduled for March 12 at 7:00 pm in Convocation Hall, which is located on the 2ndFloor of Wesley Hall, 515 Portage Ave.

Weier – this year’s Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence – will lecture on the place of stories in culture and society. An entertaining speaker, Weier’s talk on the nature and function of narrative – delivered in the mode of the raconteur – will surely engage all those who attend. A reception follows Weier’s presentation in Convocation Hall.

Winnipeg-born, Weier is an accomplished writer. He is Past President of the League of Canadian Poets and Past Creator Co-Chair of the Access Copyright Board of Directors. The author of 11 books, Weier has written poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children’s works. His 2004 publication Under the Sacred Tree was shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.

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