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Influential, challenging and inspiring. This series offers insight into classic works that have changed the way we see, think and feel about our world. Academics and journalists discuss why these works continue to be relevant.

These programs are made possible through a gift from the Ann Thoburn Fund.

Upcoming Events

Lies, Loyalty and Lifespans in Alice Munro's Hateship, Friendship, Courtship ...
Tue, May 16 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

In her marvellous 2001 book, Nobel Prize-winning short story writer Alice Munro explor...

Big, Bold and Loud: The Sex Worker in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot
Thu, May 18 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hoda is one of Canada's most original creations: an oversized Jewish prostitute who se...

Notes in a Minor Key: Writing Life and Loss in Miriam Toews' All My Puny Sorrows
Thu, May 25 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Miriam Toews is known for her quirky, closely-observed portraits of family, community,...

"God is Alive, Magic is Afoot": Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Sadness
Mon, May 29 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This talk will look at some of Leonard Cohen's songs, poems, and especially his novel ...

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