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QSAA & AMS Proudly Present Dr. George Elliott Clarke, PhD'93 - PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE DOOR AS THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE. Connect with Queen's alumnus Dr. George Elliott Clarke, PhD'93 (English), a Canadian poet and playwright and pioneer scholar of African-Canadian literature. Dr. Clarke will share his thoughts on themes such as “Africa,” “African America,” “blackness,” and the vibrant originality of African-Canadian perspectives vis-a-vis the Diaspora.
Date: February 12, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Dunning Hall Room 11
Queen's University
Kingston, ON
For more information on the location please click here
Cost: This is a free event, but space is limited so register now!

The QSAA & AMS are proud partners with QBAS (Queen's Black Academic Society) on this event during Black History Month.



A revered poet, George Elliott Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, near the Black Loyalist community of Three Mile Plains, in 1960.  A graduate of the University of Waterloo (B.A., Hons., 1984), Dalhousie University (M.A., 1989), and Queen’s University (Ph.D., 1993), he is now the inaugural E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto.  An Assistant Professor of English and Canadian Studies at Duke University, North Carolina, 1994-1999, Clarke also served as the Seagram Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies at McGill University, 1998-1999, and as a Noted Scholar at the University of British Columbia (2002) and as a Visiting Scholar at Mount Allison University (2005).  He has also worked as a researcher (Ontario Provincial Parliament, 1982-83), editor (Imprint, University of Waterloo, 1984-85, and The Rap, Halifax, NS, 1985-87), social worker (Black United Front of Nova Scotia, 1985-86), parliamentary aide (House of Commons, 1987-91), and newspaper columnist (The Daily News, Halifax, NS, 1988-89, and The Halifax Herald, Halifax, NS, 1992-).  He lives in Toronto, Ontario, but he also owns land in Nova Scotia.  His many honours include the Portia White Prize for Artistic Achievement (1998), Governor-General’s Award for Poetry (2001), the National Magazine Gold Medal for Poetry (2001), the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award (2004), the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship Prize (2005), the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction (2006), the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (2009), appointment to the Order of Nova Scotia (2006), appointment to the Order of Canada at the rank of Officer (2008), and eight honorary doctorates.


RSVP By: Feb 12, 2013

For more information, please contact:

Rico Garcia, Artsci'13
President, Queen's Student Alumni Association
Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext. 77520
Fax: 613-533-2255
Email: qsaa@queensu.ca

Cancellation Policy: Space is limited for this event. To ensure that everyone who would like to attend is able to, if you have
already registered and are now not able to attend, please contact julie.heagle@queensu.ca.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000

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