It seems that scheduling a book discussion on a long weekend and unfortunately after a week-long Library strike was not a good idea! This is to let anyone interested know that the April meeting of our HAT book group will NOT take place on Saturday, April 7th. It will be postponed until Saturday May 5th.
HAT BOOK CLUB: Sat May 5, 2:30-4pm,
LOCATION: OISE, 252 Bloor Street West, ROOM TBA
FACILITATOR: Jodi Perrin, 416-925-3395
BOOK: The Truth about Stories: a Native Narrative : by King, Thomas, 1943-
" The Truth about Stories is a brilliant collection of lectures presented by Thomas King. Although this particular presentation has been done on the page, King still managed to maintain many of the qualities of an oral presentation. Drawing upon the strengths of storytelling, King succeeded in presenting material which is wholly relevant and very informative in a manner which is entirely accessible to the reader. Perhaps King's greatest strength is his ability to tell the truth in a way that does not offend, rather engages the reader and encourages meaningful discussion...
" Stories shape who we are and how we understand and interact with each other, says novelist, short-story writer, and scholar King (English U. of Guelph), but they can be dangerous as well as entertaining and enlightening, and storytellers assume a heavy responsibility. He uses events from his own life as a Native American in California and Canada as examples. The book is based on the Massey Lectures he delivered on CBC Radio in November 2003. It won that year's Trillium Award, Canada's highest literary honor."