Lawrence Hill Reading & Workshop


The English Department of the University of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce that novelist and journalist Lawrence Hill returns to the Island as Writer-in-Residence from Feb. 28 – March 12.

Hill’s new novel, “The Book of Negroes” (released in the US as “Someone Knows My Name”), takes readers from an African village to a southern U.S. slave plantation, from the Halifax docks to London mansions. He is also the author of the best-selling memoir, “Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada,” and the award-winning documentary film, “Seeking Salvation: A History of the Black Church in Canada.”

Hill will give a public reading on Friday, Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge. All are welcome to this free event.

Hill will also give at workshop on Saturday, March 8, from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the UPEI Faculty Lounge. The workshop will focus on writing fiction and creative non-fiction (e.g. memoir) and approaching literary agents and publishers. All are welcome but the workshop will be aimed at people who have not yet published books. Bring plenty of paper and pens, as the workshop will involve some fun but illustrative writing exercises. Max: 20 participants. Cost: $10 for PEI Writers’ Guild members and students; and $20 for non-members. To reserve a spot or for further information, contact Tracy Johnston, English Dept. secretary at 566-0389.


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