TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - On Dec. 5, PEN Canada will host Literature of the Self: Jian Ghomeshi and Sheila Heti in Conversation as part of the Ideas in Dialogue series.
Ghomeshi and Heti will discuss the interplay between traditional memoirs and writing that blends fictional facts and factual fictions as Mark Medley moderates the conversation.
Tickets are on sale now: $25 for general admission and $15 for students.
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Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 7.00 p.m.
Jian Ghomeshi is a broadcaster, writer, musician and producer. He is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program, Q, on CBC Radio One and CBC TV. His first book, 1982, is a memoir told across ten intertwined stories of the songs and musical moments that changed his life.
Sheila Heti is the author of five books. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, The London Review of Books, n+1, McSweeney's, Harper's, Bookforum, and other places. Most recently, she published How Should a Person Be? , a novel about a playwright named Sheila, which combines transcribed conversations, real emails and fiction.
Mark Medley is the National Post's Books editor. He will be moderating the conversation.
Full event information available at: http://pencanada.ca/events-info/literature-self-jian-ghomeshi-sheila-heti-conversation/
About PEN Canada
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. PEN Canada is the Canadian centre of PEN International, a community of writers that operates on five continents with 146 centres in over 100 countries.
SOURCE: PEN Canada
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