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The Art of Reading & The Craft of Writing with Alberto Manguel

Date & Time:
March 27, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Alberto Manguel, 2013-14 Distinguished Visiting Writer of the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program, will give a talk at the Calgary Public Library’s John Dutton Theatre on March 27 about what it means to be a reader and how he came to be a writer.

Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires in 1948, and counts as a pivotal experience reading to the blind Jorge Luis Borges when Manguel was sixteen and working at the Pygmalion bookshop. Manguel is now a Canadian citizen and has contributed regularly to Canadian newspapers and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as to the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times and the Village Voice, and the Svenska Dagbladet. In 1992, Manguel's novel, News from a Foreign Country Came, won the McKitterick Prize. Manguel was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and honorary doctorates from the universities of Liège, in Belgium and Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge, UK. He is an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France).

This event is co-presented by Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program at the University of Calgary.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
7 p.m.
John Dutton Theatre, 2nd Floor, Calgary Public Library (616 Macleod Tr SE)