F.E.L. Priestley Lecture - Thomas King

Event Date:
Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 19:00 - 21:00

PE250, 7 p.m.

The University of Lethbridge Bookstore and the F.E.L. Priestley Lecture Series presents an evening with author Thomas King.

King is the author of Green Grass, Running Water and many other titles. He taught Native Studies at the University of Lethbridge in the early 1980s, and has also served as a faculty member of the University of Minnesota's American Indian Studies Department. King is currently an English professor at the University of Guelph and lives in Guelph, Ontario.

He is the creator of The Dead Dog Cafe Comedy Hour, a CBC Radio One series. He was chosen to deliver the 2003 Massey Lectures, entitled The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative. King was the first Aboriginal Massey lecturer. In his Massey series he examined the Native experience in oral stories, literature, history, religion and politics, popular culture, and social protest to make sense of North America’s relationship with its Aboriginal peoples.