Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and performer Thomas King will be presenting this year's Hagey Lecture entitled "Love in the Time of Cholera: Canadian Edition" at 8 p.m. on November 17, 2015 in Federation Hall at the University of Waterloo.
Thomas King is one of Canada’s foremost Indigenous public intellectuals and the recipient of a 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award. Among his most recent award-winning works of fiction and nonfiction are: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America; The Back of the Turtle; Green Grass, Running Water; and Truth and Bright Water.
Waterloo's premier invitational public lecture series since 1970, the Hagey Lectures - named after the university's first president - are co-sponsored by the Faculty Association and the University of Waterloo. The annual lectures are intended to challenge, stimulate and enrich not only the faculty, staff and students of the University of Waterloo, but all members of this community.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture.
The University of Waterloo Bookstore will have a selection of Thomas King's books available for purchase during the reception.
Venue & Parking information
The nearest bus stops are on Ring Road at the University Club (serviced by routes 7 and 91) and Columbia/UW (routes 13, 31, 200 and 201).
Parking is free in lot R for non-permit holders. Nearby lots M and N are available for overflow parking for a fee. Permit-holders can park in lots M, J, N, or L
The main entrance facing Ring Road is ramped. More accessibility information can be found here.