Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Author appearance, Special Event: IFOA Weekly

Lieutenant Governor's Suite

Queen's Park
Toronto M7A 1A1​
Cost: FREE

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Requests the pleasure of your company at an evening with James Bartleman and Drew Hayden Taylor at the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park. They will be discussing Seasons of Hope, Memoirs of Ontario’s First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor, a look back over Bartleman’s seventy years, from his childhood of poverty to becoming the Queen’s representative in Ontario. A reception will follow.

Presented by Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and IFOA.

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  • James Bartleman

    James Bartleman is the former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador, an Officer of the Order of Canada and winner of the Aboriginal Achievement Award. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

  • Drew Hayden Taylor

    Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario and an award-winning playwright, journalist, short-story writer, novelist, commentator, scriptwriter and documentarian. As a writer/creator, he strives to educate and inform about issues that interfere with, reflect on and celebrate the lives of Canada’s First Nations. With around 30 books to his credit, including the series that considered First Nations’ lives through the themes of Me Funny, Me Sexy and Me Artsy, Taylor turns his attention to another genre: Science Fiction. He presents Take Us To Your Chief and Other Stories.