Down the Rhyming Road: 50th Anniversary of Western's Writer-in-Residence Program

November 10, 2022 at 6:00pm

Come “down the rhyming road” to Museum London and the Words Festival for a magical evening of stories, recollections, and performances celebrating the 50th anniversary of the writer-in-residence program hosted by the Department of English and Writing Studies at Western University. Our title is inspired by Professor Larry Garber’s recollection of Margaret Laurence playing word games with his daughter, and it is just one of many personal memories shared by the Western and London communities about the writers-in-residence. We hope you will share your own!

6:00 pm - 7:30: Arrival and pre-reception. Join us in Museum London's Atrium for a complimentary welcome cocktail, hors d'oeuvres, conversation and more.

7:30 pm: Evening program begins. Cash bar* and snacks available. We'll continue to celebrate and reminisce in Museum London's Community Gallery with readings by:

  • Ivan Coyote, Western's Alice Munro Chair in Creativity
  • Matthew Dawkins, Western's student writer-in-residence
  • January Rogers, Western's writer-in-residence
Register to join us here!

Authors & Presenters

January Rogers

January Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River.

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Ivan Coyote

Ivan Coyote is a writer, storyteller, and the Alice Munro Creativity Chair at Western.

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