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The Bookshelf and Cafe Philosphique present Adam Gopnik

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2011

gopnik posterTuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7pm
Norfolk United Church, 75 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Tickets $6 in advance at The Bookshelf or at the door

Adam Gopnik, is an international bestselling author, essayist and commentator.  He is best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism.  In 2011, Gopnik was selected as the 50th Massey Lecturer.

Following an introduction by Stuart McCook, Associate Dean, College of Arts, University of Guelph, Adam Gopnik will read from his book Winter: Five Windows on the Season (2011, House of Anansi Press).  Gopnik's five "windows", or essays on winter analyze themes ranging from "Romantic Winter" to the "Recuperative Winter".  Literature, music and visual arts are examined, as well as the history of polar exploration, the effects of global warming, and Gopnik's childhood memories of Montreal.

After the reading, Adam Gopnik and Stuart McCook converse about the book, the season, and anything in between.

The Bookshelf will offer Adam Gopnik books for purchase and there will be a book signing after the talk.


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