POSTPONED: Wade Davis in Conversation with Ian Gill

POSTPONED: Wade Davis in Conversation with Ian Gill
Monday, April 20
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Road

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Colombia: country of verdant waterways, complex peoples and rich history.

Author and renowned National Geographic explorer Wade Davis has fascinated people around the world by capturing the essence of places; awakening in his readers a longing for worlds thousands of miles away. What happens when the explorer himself falls for one magnificent place in particular?

The answer is Magdalena: a tribute and love letter to Colombia, the first country that gave him license to be free. In its pages, Davis shares intimate and beguiling stories of travelling the mighty Magdalena river. A corridor of commerce and fountain of culture, as well as a wellspring for Colombian music, literature, poetry and prayer, the Magdalena has served in dark times as the graveyard of the nation. And yet, always, it returns as a river of life.

In a gripping evening of conversation, Davis will speak with Ian Gill, award-winning writer and long-time friend about the experiences that captured his heart, while sharing the epic story of a country so often shrouded in mystery.

Don’t miss this intimate yet expansive discussion.

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POSTPONED: Wade Davis in Conversation with Ian Gill

Wade Davis is the author of twenty books, including One River, The Wayfinders and Into the Silence, which won the 2012 Samuel Johnson prize, the top award for literary nonfiction in the English language. Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society from 1999 to 2013, he is currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. In 2016, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2018 he became an Honorary Citizen of Colombia.

POSTPONED: Wade Davis in Conversation with Ian Gill

Ian Gill is a writer, filmmaker and social entrepreneur who founded and led Ecotrust Canada and served as CEO of Ecotrust Australia. He has been a reporter and editor for the Vancouver Sun and CBC. He is also now a regular columnist for The Tyee. His groundbreaking work of nonfiction, No News is Bad News, explores what’s happening to our newsrooms—and where the future of journalism, and democracy, may lie.