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Reading Non-Fiction 2021/22 - full

We will consider recent works of non-fiction, allowing two sessions for each book. We will focus on evidence, arguments and conclusions as well as on the rhetorical strategies employed by the authors. More generally, we will consider the nature of the non-fiction genre itself. Members will divide up responsibility for leading discussions. Chosen by the group, the books we will read over the next several months are as follows: Ascent of Woman by Sally Armstrong; Ours by Every Right of Law and Justice by Sarah Carter; Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick; Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt; The Invention of China by Bill Hayton; Neglected No More by Andre Picard; Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe, and Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. (This list is alphabetical. Actual reading order is decided by members of the group.)


A waiting list will be kept; to add your name to the list contact Gail Kingwell at the link below. If there is sufficient interest we will assist in the formation of a new Interest Group.

Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM

(On Zoom until further notice)

Sept 8, 22;  Oct 6, 20; Nov 3, 17;  Dec 1, 15, 2021. 

Jan 12, 26;  Feb 9,  23;  March 9, 23;  Apr 6, 20, 2022

Facilitator:Tamara Seiler and Gail Kingwell
Join the waitlist:Waitlist  * If no response: right click, copy email address & send manual email to register.

Tamara Seiler has a PhD in Canadian literature, and is Professor Emerita, Dept. of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary, where, before retiring, she taught courses in Canadian Studies, Communication studies, and cultural history. She has co-facilitated other CALL groups and served in several administrative positions for CALL.

Gail Kingwell is a former teacher and administrator with the Calgary Board of Education, university instructor of English as a Second Language teaching and learning, and consultant in educational projects and curriculum development. She has been active in CALL for a number of years, serving on the Board and the Communication and Public Relations Committee.

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