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September 22, 2005

Source: Laurentian University of Sudbury:

Renowned arts reporter Eleanor Wachtel to speak at Laurentian University

Arts journalist Eleanor Wachtel will deliver a lecture entitled “The Lives of Writers, or Original Minds and me” on Monday, September 26, at 7 p.m., in Laurentian University's Alphonse Raymond amphitheatre. Ms. Wachtel is host of both “Writers and Company” and “The Arts Today” on CBC radio. A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow Ms. Wachtel's lecture. Admission and parking in lots 10 and 11 are free. Everyone is welcome.

An informal talk with her will take place for the Laurentian University community the following day on Tuesday, September 27, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. in the Brenda Wallace Reading Room located in the J.N. Desmarais Library.

Her popular Sunday afternoon show, “Writers and Company,” won the CBC award for programming excellence in 1995 for the best weekly show broadcast nationally. “The Arts Today” won the same CBC award in 1998 for the best daily show broadcast nationally. Ms. Wachtel's journalism is distinguished by depth of knowledge, compassion, and wit.

Winner of the Jack Award for promotion of Canadian books and authors in 2002, and the recipient of four honorary degrees to date, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005. Her books include Writers and Company (Knopf 1993), More Writers and Company (1996), and Original Minds (Harper Collins 2003).

Ms. Wachtel's visit is sponsored by the Laurentian University's Office of the President, Vice-Presidents Academic, and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Murray K. Riddle Fund, the Departments of English, Modern Languages, and Women's Studies (Thorneloe), and the Humanities MA Program.

For more information, please contact Laurentian University's Department of English, at (705) 675-1151, ext. 4340.


Paul de la Riva

Public Affairs

Laurentian University

Sudbury, Ontario

(705) 675-1151, ext. 3406



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