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Reading Non-Fiction 2022/23 - 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 are as follows: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in South Korea by Barbara Demick; Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers by Marcello di Cintio; How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt; Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality by Helen Joyce; War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret Macmillan; Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard; Indian in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power by Jody Wilson Raybould, and Free: A Child at the End of History by Lea Ypi. (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
Where:   c-Space Treehouse North

Sept 14, 28;  Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 23;  Dec 7, 2022 

Jan 11, 25;  Feb 8,  22;  March 8, 22;  Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17, 2023

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.

*Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 

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