Wednesday, February 1, 2012

George Elliot Clarke and El Jones at Halifax Public Libraries

African Heritage Month is here! It is a time for celebration and reflection.

Halifax Public Libraries are very pleased to have wordsmiths George Elliot Clarke and El Jones appearing at our North Branch Library on Wednesday evening, February 2nd. As part of a larger speaking tour, these two awesome presenters will entertain and inform audiences about the history of Black refugees coming to Nova Scotia from the War of 1812.

I have a real fondness for George Elliot Clarke's talent, especially his novel George & Rue. I also had the great pleasure of hearing George read at the North branch in 2004 from his libretto, Québécité : a jazz fantasia in three cantos. It may be the most enjoyable reading I have ever attended. George is a person overflowing with positive energy, which is very infectious and uplifting. Any event with George Elliot Clarke gets a strong recommendation from me!

George Elliott Clarke with Guest El Jones: Black Refugees to Nova Scotia from the War of 1812

A presentation by George Elliott Clarke with guest El Jones. Sponsored by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada African Heritage Month/War of 1812 Speakers Series.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Halifax North Memorial Public Library
Thursday, February 2/7:00 pm

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