DC Books will be conducting a virtual book launch for its latest authors on Sunday, April 18th from 3 to 4:30 pm.
Featured will be Don Druick for Tulip and Other Plays, Keith Henderson for his novella Mont Babel, and poet Angela Szczepaniak for her new collection The Nerves Centre. The event will also feature cameo appearances by poet Greg Santos and novelist Mariianne Mays Wiebe.
The event will be held on Zoom and hosted by poet Jason Camlot. The Zoom link you will use to join the event will be emailed to you one day prior to the launch, and will be made public on the Livres DC Books Facebook Page on the day of the event. In the meanwhile, please save the date and time. Interested? Email email@example.com to receive your zoom link!
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“Not as crazy as you’d think: Canada’s Fenian scare and Thomas D’Arcy McGee,” with Keith Henderson
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:00-8:00 p.m.
This year (2021) marks the sesquicentennial of the last Fenian raid on Canada, which took place in Emerson, Manitoba in October of 1871. Fenian leader John O’Neill hoped for Métis support for his efforts to split British North America (and ultimately Ireland) from Imperial rule, but he failed, just as previous, more dangerous Fenian incursions in 1866 and 1870 failed. Why should we take these Irish American marauders seriously? Because Thomas D’Arcy McGee did. He sensed the power and the danger of ethnocentric movements, particularly those fueled by grievance, and did his utmost to counteract them. From the mid-nineteenth century on, McGee bridled at Irish separatism and championed Confederation. His pro-union views come into stark relief in these days of referendums and potential break-ups, in Spain, Great Britain, and here at home.
Keith Henderson is a novelist and publisher. He led Quebec’s Equality Party during the 1995 referendum and championed English language rights and the “poison pill” strategy of partitioning Quebec if ever Quebec partitioned Canada; positions covered in full length articles in the Los Angeles and New York Times as well as on CBS 60 Minutes. Henderson’s The Roof Walkers captures the flavour of the Fenian period.
This event will take place live on Zoom, as well as on Facebook Livestream. To participate on Zoom click here.