7:30pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Sandra Martin is a journalist at the Globe and Mail. She has won writing prizes from the Society of Professional Obituary Writers, gold and silver National Magazine Awards, the Atkinson and William Southam Journalism Fellowships, and the Harvey Southam Lecturership at the University of Victoria.
Working the Dead Beat
Working the Dead Beat honours the lives of Canada's famous, infamous, and unsung heroes in this unique collection of obituaries. This is a beautifully written tribute to individuals who tell the story of our country, and to the life of the obit writer, who chronicles these extraordinary lives.
Zac Unger is a firefighter and paramedic in Oakland, California. He has written about his life and work for the online magazine Slate. His book, Working Fire: The Making of a Fireman won the 2005 ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Unger’s latest book is Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye.
Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye
Welcome to Churchill, Manitoba, "Polar Bear Capital of the World." Human population: 943. In Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye, Unger takes us to an utterly unique and remote place, where the line between man's territory and mother nature's has become perilously blurred.
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