Author and columist Lee visits NIC

Award-winning author and columnist JJ Lee visits North Island College as part of the Write Here Readers Series.

Award-winning author and columnist JJ Lee visits North Island College’s Comox Valley campus March 6 as part of the Write Here Readers Series.

Lee will read from his critically-acclaimed memoir The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. Lee takes readers on a journey into the relationship between a father and son, love and forgiveness and discovering what it means to be your own person.

The Measure of a Man was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction, the 2012 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Prize for Non-Fiction, and the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize.

Lee grew up on Montreal’s South Shore. He studied fine arts at Concordia University and holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of B.C. He lives in New Westminster with his wife and two children.

NIC’s Write Here Readers Series brings readers and authors together to celebrate the unique Canadian literary landscape. The college invites you to consider our North Island home as an important and valuable literary stage and is pleased to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts in hosting this special event.

This free, public reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre on NIC’s Comox Valley campus. For further information about the Write Here Readers Series, contact Susan Auchterlonie at 250-334-5271.

— North Island College

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