ONLINE SEMINAR
August 5 | Classics of Canadian Literature

Join Joyce for a four-part seminar about three classic books in the Canadian literature canon. We’ll be discussing Hugh MacLennan’s The Watch That Ends the Night (1958) and Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959). Both novels are set in Montreal yet they present entirely different narratives, one about Anglophone Montreal and the other about Jewish Montreal. The third title, Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women (1971), is the author’s breakthrough collection of stories, which established her as a writer of international repute. We’ll also investigate touchstone events in Canadian literature while exploring where book publishing is heading today.

When: Four weekly sessions on Wednesdays, starting August 5 at 2 p.m. Eastern

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$275 plus 13% HST (approx. US$195 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We will be using Zoom online meeting software; you will receive instructions on how to download Zoom free after registration. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable. Select your registration below; please use the Toronto Pursuits credit option only if you are a registered participant of Toronto Pursuits 2020 who wants to put your deposit or previous payment toward an online seminar.

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LEADER

Joyce Wayne was the editorial director of non-fiction at McClelland & Stewart Publishers. She was also the editor at Quill & Quire, the magazine for the book industry in Canada where she won the prize for literary journalism for her reporting and interviews with authors Leonard Cohen, Hugh MacLennan, Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence and others who made their mark during the early days of Canadian publishing. Today she’s writing her own novels including Last Night of the World, an espionage thriller about Soviet spy Freda Linton, who is an undercover operative for the fledgling Canadian Communist Party.

READINGS

The Watch That Ends the Night, by Hugh MacLennan
(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009)
ISBN: 978-0773524965

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, by Mordecai Richler
(McClelland & Stewart, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0771075179

Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro (Penguin Canada, 2014 )
ISBN: 978-0143191155

We encourage you to use these editions, but it is not required.

Join Joyce for a four-part seminar about three classic books in the Canadian literature canon. We’ll be discussing Hugh MacLennan’s The Watch That Ends the Night (1958) and Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959). Both novels are set in Montreal yet they present entirely different narratives, one about Anglophone Montreal and the other about Jewish Montreal. The third title, Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women (1971), is the author’s breakthrough collection of stories, which established her as a writer of international repute. We’ll also investigate touchstone events in Canadian literature while exploring where book publishing is heading today.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

Photo credit: Adam Jones on Flickr

 

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