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Trent University to Host Acclaimed Canadian Author Joseph Boyden

Author of Three Day Road Arrives February 7 for Two Week Visit

picture of Joseph BoydenTrent University is thrilled to be hosting a visit from Joseph Boyden, author of the Governor General's Award-nominated novel Three Day Road, from February 7 to 17. During his time here, Mr. Boyden will be holding several book signings, readings and lectures, all of which are free and open to members of the Trent community and the general public.

Joseph Boyden is the acclaimed Métis author of the novel Three Day Road, a story about two young Cree from the woods of Northern Ontario who enlist in the Great War. The novel, Mr. Boyden's first, has been nominated for the Governor General's Award and is a contender on the upcoming edition of CBC's "Canada Reads". The novel has also recently been published in translation in thirteen countries.

Currently, Mr. Boyden is a teacher of creative writing at the University of New Orleans and has written articles for Maclean's about the devastation of hurricane Katrina. He has been living in Toronto temporarily while the clean-up continues in New Orleans.

Aside from his successful first novel, Mr. Boyden has also written several short stories and essays that have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and Canadian Geographic. His short story collection, Born Without a Tooth, was short listed for the Upper Canada Writer's Craft Award.

Mr. Boyden comes to Trent as both the Margaret Laurence Writer in Residence Fellow, sponsored by the Department of English Literature and the Canadian Studies Program, as well as the Northern Chair Lecturer, sponsored by the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Native Studies.

A complete itinerary for Mr. Boyden's visit is as follows:

Friday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
Book Signing and Reception
Speak Volumes (446 George St. N.)

Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m.
Northern Chair Lecture 1
"On Writing a Historical Cultural Novel: Sometimes the World Feels Too Big"

Peterborough Public Library
Monday, February 13, 8:00 p.m.
Junior Common Room, Scott House, Traill College

Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.
Northern Chair Lecture 2
"Walking the Line: Balancing the Traditional with the Contemporary"
Peterborough Public Library

All lectures, readings and receptions are free and open to the public. Don't miss out on your chance to meet this extraordinary new talent!

Posted February 6, 2006























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