Events in Oakville

Authors on Art: Lawrence Hill

Sunday, September 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Oakville Public Library - Central Branch

Join us for our Authors on Art series with acclaimed writer Lawrence Hill. Held alongside Material Tells at Oakville Galleries, an exhibition that looks at how cultural narratives are embedded in the materials artists use. This talk sees Hill describe the process of researching the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Black Loyalists for his award-winning novel The Book of Negroes. He will also discuss his current research into the construction of the Alaska Highway, and the novel he is writing about the 5,000 African American soldiers who built the 3,000 km highway through Northern BC and Yukon during the Second World War. This program is free of charge.

Date & Time

Sunday 8 September 2019, 2:00 pm


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