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Spend an evening with acclaimed author Richard Wagamese

Sep 16/13

Laurier’s Common Reading Program, in partnership with Waterloo Region’s One Book One Community, presents “An Evening with Richard Wagamese,” Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

Laurier’s Common Reading Program and One Book One Community are reading Wagamese’s novel Indian Horse. “An Evening with Richard Wagamese” is a public event that features Wagamese in conversation with Waterloo Public Library’s Alannah d’Ailly and Laurier Associate Professor Kim Anderson.

An esteemed public speaker and storyteller, Wagamese is one of Canada’s foremost Aboriginal authors and storytellers. He is an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario. Born in 1955, Wagamese was taken from his family and was placed in foster care in suburban Toronto. Working as a professional writer since 1979, Wagamese has been a newspaper columnist and reporter, radio and television broadcaster and producer, as well as a published author.

The event takes place at First United Church, 16 William St. W. in Waterloo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is first come, first served.

About the Common Reading Program
Laurier’s Common Reading Program invites all students entering the Faculty of Arts in September 2013 to share a reading experience. Each student received a copy of Richard Wagamese’s novel Indian Horse in the summer, and was invited to participate in orientation events focused on the book.


 

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