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Public Reading with Ian Williams

November 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ian Williams

Join us for this public reading with Ian Williams, a distinguished author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

This event is part of the Anti-Racist Reading Book Club, organized by Creative Writing professor Kevin Chong . Earlier this month, the book club read Disorientation, which examines the role that racism plays in the daily life of ordinary people.

Williams’ earlier novel, Reproduction, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has received international acclaim. His collection of poetry, Word Problems, uses the language of mathematics and grammar problems to discuss prevalent ethical and political issues. The collection won the Raymond Souster Award, and his previous collection Personals was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award.

Not Anyone’s Anything, a short story collection published in 2011, won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for the best first collection of short fiction in Canada. Williams is also a trustee for the Griffin Poetry Prize.

After several years teaching poetry in the School of Creative Writing at UBC, Williams returned to the University of Toronto as a tenured professor of English. In 2022, he will be the Visiting Fellow at the American Library in Paris.

This event is open to the public.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This series is organized by Creative Writing prof Kevin Chong with with support from UBC’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund.


November 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Registration/RSVP Required
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Event Type
Reading, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Partners and Industry, Students