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Charles Foran, our next breakfast speaker and current featured book club author, has been awarded the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction for his biography Mordecai: The Life and Times.
Fantastic debates today and all week on CBC. After all was said and done, the winner was The Best Laid Plans. The author Terry Fallis, spoke at the WCDR breakfast meeting about his book, The Best Laid Plans in 2009 will be interviewed tomorrow by Jian Ghomeshi on CBC’s Q.
The Canada Reads debate starts today. CBC Books has a live stream to watch and live chat that has just started this morning at 10 a.m. ET.
Watch it live and join in on the chat, or vote online.
If any of you have been so excited by our new RAW book author that you can’t wait for the March breakfast to see him in person, he’s appearing at Trent University in Peterborough next week. Here’s the 411:
Acclaimed author Charles Foran will talk on the life of hockey legend Maurice “Rocket” Richard on Tuesday February 8th, in the Lady Eaton College lecture hall, at 7 p.m. This talk is in anticipation of Mr. Foran’s forthcoming book on Richard, to be published by Penguin Canada in the “Extraordinary Canadians” series. The author will address Richard’s remarkable career with the Montreal Canadiens, his celebrity in Quebec, and how his life intersected with Quebec politics and society in the 1950s. All are welcome.
For more information please contact Carolyn Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Carolyn Kay
Principal, Lady Eaton College
Professor, History Department
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
705-748-1011, ex. 7625 or 7842
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