Time: April 3, 2011 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Street: 703 Queen Street
Website or Map: http://www.beaverbrookartgall…
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Adda Mihailescu
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2011
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is pleased to announce the speaker for the 2011 Christina Sabat Memorial Lecture Series: Canadian writer, editor, and cultural icon Alberto Manguel.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1948, Manguel is an internationally recognized public intellectual and a consummate bibliophile. He is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction and has received many awards throughout his writing career, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an honorary doctorate from the University of Liège. He is an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).
Manguel contributed regularly to The Globe and Mail, Washington Post, The Australian Review of Books, The New York Times, and has reviewed books and plays for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His nonfiction work includes: A History of Reading, Reading Pictures, Saint Augustine's Computer, Solitary Vices, The City of Words, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, and The Library at Night and With Borges. Fiction work includes: Return, All Men are Liars, News from a Foreign Country Came, Stevenson Under the Palm Trees and The Overdiscriminating Lover.
Manguel delivered the 2007 Massey Lectures which were later published as The City of Words and in the same year delivered the Northrop Frye-Antonine Maillet Lecture in Moncton, New Brunswick. His essay My Library is included in the publication and exhibition Logotopia –The Library in Architecture, Art and the Imagination, which opens on April 17 at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Bernard Riordon, Director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery says “We invite you to be inspired by the words and thinking of Alberto Manguel, a Canadian icon, a writer who is at home in many cultures and who lectures across the world. We are very pleased to continue to host this significant lecture series and bring to the community internationally renowned speakers such as Alberto Manguel.”
The 2011 lecture has received the generous support of UNB and the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation. The lecture is free. A book signing and a reception will follow the lecture.
For more information please contact:
Adda Mihailescu, Art Educator, Manager of Public Programs
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