50th Anniversary of the Writer-in-Residence Program
Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Museum London

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Come “down the rhyming road” to Museum London and the Words Festival for a magical evening of stories, recollections, and performances celebrating the 50th anniversary of the writer-in-residence program hosted by the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University. Our title is inspired by Professor Larry Garber’s recollection of Margaret Laurence playing word games with his daughter, and it is just one of many personal memories shared by the Western and London communities about the writers-in-residence. We hope you will share your own!
6:00 pm - 7:30: Arrival and pre-reception. Join us in Museum London's Atrium for drinks*, hors d'oeuvres, conversation and more. 

7:30 pm: Evening program begins.  Drinks* and snacks available. We'll continue to celebrate and reminisce in Museum London's Community Gallery with readings by:

Ivan Coyote, Western's Alice Munro Chair in Creativity

Matthew Dawkins, Western's student writer-in-residence

January Rogers, Western's writer-in-residence

 ... as well as special reflections on the writer-in-residence program and the student writer-in-residence program, which is celebrating 10 years.

*No debit or credit card available; cash only for the bar. Please come prepared.

There is active construction around Museum London. For the most up-to-date information and how it impacts parking, see http://museumlondon.ca/visit. 


Please contact Jessica Schagerl (jschage@uwo.ca) if you require information in an alternate format or have other accessibility needs.

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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