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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WritersFest: In the Footsteps of the Rich and Famous and Infamous

 In the Footsteps of the Rich and Famous—and the Infamous!
Biographers explore the movers and shakers of history and the present political scene—Charlotte Gray on the characters of the Yukon Gold Rush; Tim Cook on military moguls Sam Hughes and Arthur Currie; Lawrence Martin on Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Panning for gold in the Klondike
Charlotte GrayFrom investigations of the Sisters in the Wilderness and The Reluctant Genius, the Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell, Charlotte Gray moves to the Yukon in Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike. Join her for an illustrated onstage presentation on Jack London, Sam Steele, and others in this fascinating portrait of frontier Canada.

Gold Diggers - Friday, September 24, 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Tickets $12.50.
Grabbing at the Brass Ring
Lawrence MartinLawrence Martin, author of Harperland, joins Senator Hugh Segal (The Long Road Back: The Conservative Journey) and journalist Richard Gwyn (The Man Who Made Us: John A. Macdonald, 1815-1867) in a lively debate on Canadian leadership moderated by Charlotte Gray. Do we get the leaders we deserve?

The Leadership Debate - Thursday, September 23, 8:00 - 9:30 pm, Tickets $12.50
Dueling on the battlefield—and in the courts
Tim CookTim Cook, Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, explores two key characters from the First World War, Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie, and the personal conflict that led to one of the most shocking libel trials in Canadian history. In conversation with Eric Friesen. 

The Madman & the Butcher - Friday, September 24, 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Tickets $12.50.

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60 writers. 50 events. 5 days.
September 22-26, 2010
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