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2019 CLC Kreisel Lecture with Dionne Brand
April 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The 2019 CLC Kreisel Lecture will be delivered by Dionne Brand. Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Award, she will give a lecture titled “An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading.” Brand will be introduced by bestselling author Lawrence Hill.
Brand’s talk takes up her reading of early and persistent narratives that mark and spectacularise Black being. She explores what it means to write back to, or against, dominant colonial, imperialist, and racist tropes, and how, finally, a Black poetics can be a remedy for narrative.