Title: The 2017 Pratt Lecture with Dionne Brand: A Hidden Verb Takes Inventory
Date: March 15, 2017
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Description: Dionne Brand comes to St. John’s to give her Pratt Lecture “A Hidden Verb Takes Inventory” at the LSPU Hall. Brand is an internationally acclaimed writer, and has been most recently been honoured with a Griffin Poetry Prize for her 2011 Ossuaries. She was Poet Laureate of the City of Toronto from 2009-2012 and she presently teaches at the University of Guelph’s School of English Studies.
The Pratt Lecture series is Memorial University’s oldest public lecture, known for bringing major-league authors to the island to speak. Last year’s lecturer was Anne Carson. Given that the event was established to honour Newfoundland poet E.J. Pratt (1882-1964), many of the lecturers have been poets, such as Seamus Heaney, Don McKay and the aforementioned Carson.