Dal Reads 2010 - Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes
Dalhousie University will be hosting Lawrence Hill, the award winning author of The Book of Negroes. Dal Reads is a campus wide literacy program to encourage students, staff and faculty to read literature. This is the second year for Dal Reads which is organized by student services to encourage discussion around campus. Mr. Hill will be on campus to host a discussion on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Ondaatje Hall in the Marion McCain building
Lawrence Hill will host a discussion on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Ondaatje Hall in the Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building located at 6135 University Avenue, Dalhousie University, Halifax.
Dal Reads is a campus community-wide literary initiative designed to encourage the Dalhousie community to read and discuss works of literature
The Book of Negroes is also titled Someone Knows My Name in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The Book of Negroeswon the 2008 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best Book and 2009
CBCRadio’s Canada Reads competition amongst others
Lawrence Hill will be available for a book signing Monday, September 20, 2010at 10:30 a.m. in the Dalhousie University book store, 6136 University Avenue, Halifax
"The visit of Lawrence Hill to Dalhousie will provide significant impetus to the DalReads Programme, which was instituted last year to encourage incoming and continuing students to share a common reading experience that relates to their personnel and academic lives. Classes in which 'The Book of Negroes' have considered the social, historical and natural scientific aspects of a period of history and locations that include Africa, North America and Great Britain during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries." - William Hart, Acting Executive Director Student Academic Success Services, Dalhousie University
- Mel Hennigar, firstname.lastname@example.org, 902.494.1323