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Public Reading with David Chariandy

Thu. Nov. 9 07:30 PM - Thu. Nov. 9 09:30 PM
Location: Room 2M70 University of Winnipeg

 David Chariandy is a Canadian writer from Scarborough, Toronto who now lives in Vancouver BC. Chariandy’s first novel, entitled Soucouyant, was published internationally, and nominated for eleven literary prizes and awards, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His second novel, entitled Brother, will also be published internationally, and has been recently longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. A co-founder of Commodore Books (the first Black focused press in Western Canada), Chariandy is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University specializing in Black Global Literature, Caribbean Literature, Canadian Literature, and Creative Writing. He is the co-editor of a recent special issue of the Harvard-based Transition Magazine entitled Writing Black Canadas. His forthcoming book of nonfiction entitled I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter will be published by McClelland and Stewart in 2018. 

The Critical Race Network UW and Black Space Winnipeg are please to present an evening with David Chariandy. Doors open at 7:15PM, event starts at 7:30PM at the University of Winnipeg (Room 2M70). We appreciate the support from our community and sponsors; Institute for Women's and Gender Studies (IWGS)The University of Winnipeg and Winnipeg International Writers Festival

We are also pleased to have Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills, Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Winnipeg. and co-founder of the Critical Race Network UW interview David Chariandy at the event. 

For information please visit the following websites: www.uwinnipeg.ca/critical-race-network/ - www.blackspacewpg.ca or contact: blackspacewpg@gmail.com for more information.

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