Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
January 13, 2003
McClelland & Stewart president gives talk at U of G
Douglas Gibson, president and publisher of McClelland & Stewart, will speak to University of Guelph students and community members Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ontario Veterinary College's Lifetime Learning Centre. The event is free.
Gibson's talk, titled "Publish and Be Damned" will shed light on the real story of what it's like to get Canadian authors into print. Since 1968, Gibson has worked as an editor and publisher with authors such as Robertson Davies, W.O. Mitchell, Alice Munro, Alistair MacLeod and Pierre Trudeau.
This is the first talk in a new College of Arts speaker series on books and publishing. The goal of the series is to expose the community to the world of writing and publishing in Canada. The lecture is sponsored by the U of G Alumni Association.
Gibson became the publisher of McClelland & Stewart in 1988 and has served as the company's president and publisher since summer 2002. He has contributed to Saturday Night, Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail and the National Post. He is also an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University.
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