Vice Pres Academic
October 15, 2012
Lecture and book reading
Thursday, November 22, 2012
7pm, in PE 250
Presented by the F.E.L. Priestley Lectures and the University Bookstore
Thomas 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.
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