Bert Archer is a writer for the National Post, The Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, Toronto Life and Yonge Street Media. He was a full-time book reviewer and literary journalist in Canada and the USA for the better part of a decade. He has written one book and contributed to half a dozen others. Archer also spent this past April visiting the battlefields of Nord-Pas de Calais and Normandy, and July retracing the first war's first steps in the Balkans.
Ted Barris is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting stints on CBC Radio and regular contributions to The Globe and Mail, the National Post and various national magazines, Barris is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. He has authored 17 non-fiction books, including the national bestsellers Victory at Vimy and Juno. He presents The Great Escape: A Canadian Story, which chronicles one of the most astonishing prison breaks in WWII from the viewpoint of those who experienced it.
Hugh Brewster is an acclaimed war historian and the author of several award-winning works of fiction and non-fiction for younger readers, including On Juno Beach, Dieppe and At Vimy Ridge, which won the Norma Fleck Award. Brewster is an in-demand speaker, praised for his ability to bring history alive for audiences of all ages. He presents From Vimy to Victory: Canada’s Fight to Finish in World War I, in which he captures the remarkable heroism, sacrifice and victories of Canadian soldiers during the Great War.
J.L. Granatstein is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the department of History at York University. His scholarship has won numerous awards, including the J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal, the Vimy Award and the Pierre Berton Award. In 1996, he became an Officer of the Order of Canada. Granatstein has received honorary degrees from the University of Western Ontario, the University of Calgary and McMaster University, among others. He presents The Greatest Victory: Canada’s One Hundred Days, 1918. This fascinating narrative tells the story of the Canada-led offensive that began on August 8, 1918 and ended with Armistice on November 11.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)