Literary Series: Deborah Campbell and Ronald Wright

september, 2020

sat19sep7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLiterary Series: Deborah Campbell and Ronald WrightReading Series: Deborah Campbell and Ronald Wright7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST SCAC Zoom OnlineEvent Type :Literary Reading Series

Event Details

To register:

Once you register, you will receive clear instructions for accessing the livestream on the day of the event.

The SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series begins with online reading with authors Deborah Campbell and Ronald Wright.

Deborah Campbell will read from the multi-award winning A Disappearance in Damascus. The New York Times called it “a searing and extraordinarily affecting account of her experiences in Syria in the mid-2000’s, that reads in equal parts as memoir, history and mystery story.” The book epitomizes Campbell’s stated goal to “bridge the gap between readers … and people in troubled places who such readers would never otherwise meet.” Campbell’s writing has been published in seven languages and 11 countries. The recipient of three National Magazine Awards, she received the 2017 Freedom to Read Award from the Writer’s Union of Canada for her body of work.

Ronald Wright is the author of ten books of history, fiction and essays published in eighteen languages and more than forty countries. His new novel, The Gold Eaters spans the first two decades of Spain’s conquest of the Inca Empire, and “deftly juggles the elements of historical fiction, war story and coming of age novel” (Kirkus Reviews). His bestsellers include the CBC Massey Lectures, A Short History of Progress, which also won the Libris Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year, A Scientific Romance, Time Among the Maya, What is America? and Stolen Continents which won the Gordon Montador Award.

How to access the reading and to register for the programme of readings:
The Fall 2020 readings will take place on Zoom. You need to have access to a computer with video and sound, and a stable internet connection. Zoom also works with a smartphone or tablet. We encourage you to sign up early so that you can test out the link to make sure it works well for you.

Registration is free and space is limited. Register for only one link per household, even if you will have multiple people join. Once you register on Eventbrite, you will receive a link to the Zoom livestream for the event. On the day of the event, click on the link provided in your registration confirmation. This will take you directly to the reading livestream.


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