Event Advisory - Wade Davis and John Vaillant in Conversation

TORONTO, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On May 22, anthropologist Wade Davis and award-winning author John Vaillant will discuss the role of a writer in a changing world, at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Davis and Vaillant will consider the ethics of storytelling, reportage and bearing witness in the twenty-first century. Karen Connelly will moderate the conversation.

Follow @PENCanada for live-tweeting and visit www.pencanada.ca for a recording after the event. 


Still Points in a Turning World

Wade Davis and John Vaillant in conversation


Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario 
317 Dundas street west, Toronto


Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7 p.m.


Wade Davis is Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society. He is the author of 15 books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow, The Wayfinders and Into the Silence.

John Vaillant's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and National Geographic, among others. He is the author of The Golden Spruce and The Tiger.

Karen Connelly is the author of 10 books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Much of her work explores linguistic and cultural immersion, dissident politics, and exile.

Tickets $25. All proceeds to PEN Canada.

Full event information available at: 

PEN Canada is a nonpartisan organization of writers that works with others to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right at home and abroad. PEN Canada promotes literature, fights censorship, helps free persecuted writers from prison, and assists writers living in exile in Canada. www.pencanada.ca


For further information: For further information and media tickets: Juanita Bawagan, jbawagan@pencanada.ca 416-703-8448 EXT?21


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