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Claiming the Promise

Posted by lamacs On February - 28 - 2012

A Retrospective on African Canadian History
Fifth General Symposium, 2012
June 14-16, 2012

Speaker: Lawrence Hill
Ticket Price: $16.50 inclusive
promisedland2012.inck.ca

As part of the fifth annual Promised Land Symposium “Claiming the Promise: A Retrospective on African Canadian History”, the symposium is offering an evening with award winning and international best-selling Canadian author Lawrence Hill. Among his work including Any Known Blood and Some Great Thing is the critically acclaimed and influential The Book of Negroes.
 Lawrence Hill’s talk this evening will touch on various topics from his personal experiences growing up in suburban Toronto and the effect of that experience on his creative work; his experiences writing about and researching “Black History” in this country and; the themes of this year’s Promised Land Symposium. 
 
Also this evening a special award ceremony will take place as representatives of Distinguished Women in International Service recognize the winners of a local youth Black History writing competition.  

Tickets for Lawrence Hill are available via this website and the Cultural Centre Box Office.
Tickets for the rest of the Promised Land Symposium are available by contacting Devin Andrews dandrewsplp@gmail.com or 519.436.0119 x351

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