Professor Gary Geddes Lecture

Professor Gary Geddes
Distinguished Professor of Canadian Culture
Western Washington University

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on November 12, 2005 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

The Search for an Asian Marco Polo

Professor Geddes taught at Concordia University from 1978 to 1998 before returning to the Pacific Northwest. In addition to writing and editing more than thirty-five books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation and anthologies, he was founding editor of a series of critical monographs called Studies in Canadian Literature. Professor Geddes reviewed poetry regularly for the Globe and Mail and started several publishing companies, including Quadrant Editions and Cormorant Books. His awards include the E.J. Pratt Medal, the National Poetry Prize, the Americas Best Book Award in the 1985 Commonwealth Poetry Competition, the Writers' Choice Award, National Magazine Gold Award, and the Gabriela Mistral Prize in 1996 for service to literature and the people of Chile. His most recent book, about an ancient Asian voyage to the Americas, The Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things, is the subject of his Institute lecture.

Fall Program 2005
Sep 24, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26.