Jeff Lemire To Visit Windsor Public Library

Local award winning graphic novelist & New York Times Best Selling Author JEFF LEMIRE will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the first in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Billed as a CONVERSATION WITH JEFF LEMIRE, those in attendance will hear about the creative process behind SECRET PATH and his collaboration with Gord Downie of THE Tragically Hip to tell the story of Chanie Wenjack and his experience at residential school.

“We’re thrilled that Jeff has graciously accepted our invitation to kick-off our Canada 150 Speaker Series,” said WPL CEO Kitty Pope. “We have always been aware of his huge literary success which began with the Essex County Trilogy, and now others are discovering the talent we have known of for years.”

A cartoonist, LEMIRE was born and raised in Essex County and is the author of titles including the Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth, The Nobody, and Animal Man – all of which are available at WPL. He is known for his moody, humanistic stories and sketchy, cinematic, black-and-white art and is presently writing All-New Hawkeye, Extraordinary X-Men, Moon Knight and Old Man Logan for Marvel, Descender and Plutona for Image, and Bloodshot Reborn for Valiant.

In 2010 Essex County became the first graphic novel to be included in the prestigious Canada Reads contest making it to the final five and winning the people’s choice vote as best Canadian novel of the decade and last year CBC and First Generation Films began development of the Essex County Trilogy as a television miniseries.

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2 Responses to "Jeff Lemire To Visit Windsor Public Library"

  1. David Hanna says:

    A really great public interview with Jeff Lemire by the WPL at the Main Branch of the WPL. Drawing a large crowd of enthusiastic and interested public. The Jeff Lemire event illustrated precisely the need to retain & revitalize the existing Main Branch of the Windsor Public Library (WPL.) Retain the Main Branch of this existing building that was both designed and built as Windsor’s Main Library. Not to short sightedly move the Main Branch of the WPL to a re-jigged, second hand space somewhere else downtown. Although the post above said no previous comment, this is actually the second comment, relative to the Lemire lecture. Apparently the first (positive) comment which was approved was either subsequently removed or the post reposted to achieve the same effect.

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