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Joseph Boyden returns to Concordia — this time to 'talk liberal arts'

On March 7, the award-winning author joins Rebecca Duclos and Jill Didur for a free public conversation

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One year after taking part in Concordia's Thinking Out Loud public conversation series, Giller Prize-winning author Joseph Boyden is coming back to the university for another edition.

On Monday, March 7 he'll join Rebecca Duclos, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, and Jill Didur, associate professor in the Department of English, for a discussion about the meaning and importance of liberal arts education.

The event — made possible through a collaboration with the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Big Thinking series — begins at 6:30 p.m. in the D.B. Clarke Theatre, located in the Henry F. Hall Building on Concordia's Sir George Williams Campus.

Boyden won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for his first novel, Three Day Road (Penguin Canada, 2005). His second novel, Through Black Spruce (Viking Press, 2008) won the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Last year, Boyden took part in a Thinking Out Loud conversation at Concordia with writer Kate Sterns, an associate professor in the Department of English. The discussion, about storytelling identity, was moderated by Jared Bland from The Globe and Mail.

To get a sense of what you might see at Monday's talk, you can watch it here:

 

Talking Liberal Arts, a Thinking Out Loud conversation with Joseph Boyden, Rebecca Duclos and Jill Didur takes place on Monday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the D.B. Clarke Theatre. Register here for this free public event.

 



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