Lawrence Hill to speak at Langley Fine Arts

Award winning author of The Book of Negroes will discuss his life and work

Award winning author Lawrence Hill is the featured guest of the Langley Fine Arts School’s (LFAS) Arts Matter Lecture Series on Monday, Oct.19 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley.

Award winning author Lawrence Hill is the featured guest of the Langley Fine Arts School’s (LFAS) Arts Matter Lecture Series on Monday, Oct.19 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley.

Award winning author Lawrence Hill is the featured guest of the Langley Fine Arts School’s (LFAS) Arts Matter Lecture Series on Monday, Oct.19 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley.

Hill will be talking about his life and work, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing.

The evening will start with student performances inspired by his work, including a dance performance by LFAS alumni, Marissa Gold.

Hill is the author of several books, including: The Book Of Negroes, winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and CBC Radio’s Canada Reads; non-fiction Blood: the Stuff of Life, which informed his 2013 Massey lecture; and Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning.

Hill also co-wrote a six-part television mini series based on The Book of Negroes. His fourth novel, The Illegal has recently been published in Canada by Harper-Collins.

Hill was greatly influenced by his parents’ work in the human rights movement. Much of his writing touches on issues of identity and belonging.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at Wendel’s Books & Cafe in Fort Langley (cash only), the LFAS office and online at www.artsmatter.brownpapertickets.com.