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Successful PhD Defense

Congratulations to Margo Beckmann who successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled Losing Our Religion?: Empathy and Compassion in the Fin de Siècle Novel on May 8, 2019.

Brezshia Ashcroft

Tompkins Essay Prize

Brezshia is the 2019 winner of the Michael J.F. Tompkins Prize. This award was established in memory of Michael Tompkins, Governor General's Medalist in 1990.

Sky Gilbert

Workshop of Shakespeare’s Criminal

A review of Shakespeare’s Criminal from Orpheus Productions, a new chamber opera with music by Dustin Peters and libretto by Sky Gilbert, starring Marion Newman, Dion Mazerolle and Nathaniel Bacon.


Susan Benson: Art, Design and Craft - Book Launch

Pat Flood is celebrating the publication of Susan Benson: Art, Design and Craft on Stage at the Bookshelf’s E-bar on Friday May 31 at 7pm.  Pat will be in conversation with Susan Benson.  There will be a theatre market in the Greenroom featuring local companies.  Tickets are $8 or $6 for students, seniors and members of the Bookshelf.

Lawrence Hill

Library and Archives Canada Scholars Awards

Lawrence Hill is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph. He is the author of ten books, including The Illegal, The Book of Negroes, Any Known Blood, and Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. He is the winner of various awards including The Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and two-time winner of CBC Radio's Canada Reads. Hill delivered the Canada-wide 2013 Massey Lectures, based on his non-fiction book Blood: The Stuff of Life.

Dr. Marianne Micros' "Eye" shortlisted for Danuta Gleed Literary Award

The story collection Eye, written by recently-retired University of Guelph English professor Dr. Marianne Micros and published by Guernica Editions of Toronto in the Fall of 2018, is one of five titles nationally to be shortlisted by Writers’ Union of Canada judges for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award recognizing the best first collection of short fiction published that year in English. The volume explores the mythology, folklore, Greek customs, and old-world cultures that have fascinated Marianne all her life.