LINC classroom, 4th floor, Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library
There’s a lot of writing about Hamilton these days. So much that Wolsak and Wynn has a new series of Hamilton books. Why does place need stories? What is it that makes us want to write about places, especially everyday, non-celebrity places? Join Daniel Coleman for a wide-ranging discussion about the interrelation of place and story, place and writing.
Daniel Coleman lives in Hamilton and works at McMaster University where he teaches and studies Canadian Literature and writes creative non-fiction. He has published Masculine Migrations (U Toronto P, 1998), The Scent of Eucalyptus (Goose Lane Editions, 2003), White Civility (U Toronto P, 2006) and In Bed With the Word (U Alberta P, 2009). He has co-edited ten scholarly volumes on various topics including early Canadian culture, Caribbean Canadian writing, masculinities, postcoloniality, race, the retooling of the humanities, and displacement. His forthcoming book Yard Work: A Biography for an Urban Place devotes its attention to the lot he lives on near the Ancaster Creek valley.