Upcoming Visitors and Speakers

2024 Distinguished Visiting Speaker

Professor David Chariandy

February 5-8, 2024


Join us February 5-8 for the English and Film Studies Distinguished Visitor Series!

Award winning creative writer and thinker, David Chariandy, joins the UofA for a week-long visit during Black History Month. A member of the Royal Society of Canada, Chariandy is the foremost thinker on Black Canadian and Black Global Studies.

His beautifully written books include, “I Have Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to my Daughter” (2018), “Soucouyant” (2007) and “Brother” (2017), recently made into a full-length feature film.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Feb. 5
Conversation with Michael Bucknor:
“The Writing Life: Black Artistic Vulnerability and Resilience”
1:00–2:00 PM
Henderson Hall
(1-17 Rutherford Library South)


Tuesday, Feb. 6
Edmonton Public Library
Evening Reading
7–8:30 PM
Muttart Theatre,
Stanley A. Milner Library


Wednesday, Feb. 7
Lunch Hour Reading
12:30–1:30 PM
Henderson Hall (1-17 Rutherford Library South)


Thursday Feb. 8
da Costa, notes towards a novel, or Black lives across time
5:30–8 PM
2-115 Education Centre North

Register for Feb 8. Lecture


Previous visitors & speakers:

Distinguished Visitors New Red Order, March 2023

Distinguished Visitor Dr. Rebecca Comay, March 2022

Distinguished Visitor Dr. John Borrows, March 2021

Distinguished Visitor Dr. Lisa Gitelman, March 2018

Distinguished Visitor Dr. Julia Reinhard Lupton, October 2016


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