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ADULT BOOK CLUB

Meet the Author

ADULTS - IN PERSON

2021/2022 

$23/drop-in + GST

Thursdays

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM 

Fall:

October 28 and November 25

 

Winter:

January 27 and February 24

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Spring:

April 28 and May 26

To register for an event in this series please send an email to lyceum@christiannehayward.com or give us a call at 604 733 1356. If you would like to buy a copy of the featured book, we are happy to arrange contactless drop off!

 

We accept payment via cash, cheque, or e-transfer to lyceum@christiannehayward.com.  

Year at a Glance

October 28, 2021

π˜“π˜ͺ𝘡𝘩𝘢𝘒𝘯π˜ͺ𝘒𝘯 π˜“π˜Άπ˜­π˜­π˜’π˜£π˜Ί follows the lives of six people as they manage the unprecedented world events in the decade between 1987 and 1997. Each are about to share a peculiar connection to the tiny Baltic nation of Lithuania; a ‘new’ country emerging from an elongated sleep. The years of loneliness and isolation are over; the world is changing – and so will they.

November 25, 2021

In this incisive collection, Sharon Butala reflects on the ways her life has changed as she’s grown old. She knows that society fails the elderly massively, and so she tackles ageism and loneliness, friendship and companionship. She writes with pointed wit and acerbic humour about dinner parties and health challenges and forgetfulness and complicated family relationships and the pandemic — and lettuce. And she tells her story with the tremendous skill and beauty of a writer who has masterfully honed her craft over the course of her storied four-decade career.

January 27, 2021

Carla Funk is a teenager with her hands on the church piano keys and her feet edging ever closer to the flames. Coming of age in a remote and forested valley—a place rich in Mennonites, loggers, and dutiful wives who submit to their husbands—she knows her destiny is to marry, have babies, and join the church ladies’ sewing circle. But she feels an increasing urge to push the limits of her religion and the small town that cannot contain her desires for much longer.

February 24, 2021

Mouallem explores the unknown history of Islam across the Americas, traveling to thirteen unique mosques in search of an answer to how this religion has survived and thrived so far from the place of its origin. Along this journey he comes to understand that Islam has played a fascinating role in how the Americas were shaped—from industrialization to the changing winds of politics. And he also discovers that there may be a place for Islam in his own life, particularly as a father, even if he will never be a true believer.

April 28, 2021

Faced with a constant stream of news reports of standoffs and confrontations, Canada’s “reconciliation project” has obviously gone off the rails. In this series of concise and thoughtful essays, lawyer and historian Bruce McIvor explains why reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is failing and what needs to be done to fix it.

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