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Trent University to Host Acclaimed Canadian Author from February 7 to 17



Joseph Boyden to Visit Trent and Deliver Public Lecture Series


Friday, February 3, 2006, Peterborough


Trent University is pleased 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 which time Mr. Boyden will also be holding several book signings, readings and lectures, all free and open to the 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". It has also recently been published in translation in thirteen countries.  


Currently, Mr. Boyden teaches creative writing at the University of New Orleans and has written articles for Maclean's about the devastation of hurricane Katrina. He 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. Media is also encouraged to attend.




For more information on Joseph Boyden’s visit and/or scheduled appearances, please contact:

John Wadland, Canadian Studies, 748.1011 x1804


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