ROM Speaks Lectures: Caribbean Canadian writer NourbeSe Philip
WHAT: Zong! Renowned Caribbean Canadian writer M. NourbeSe Philip delivers a moving performance of a selection of works from her recent poetry cycle based on the legal decision, Gregson v. Gilbert, a case that took place at the end of the eighteenth century, and is related to the murder of Africans on board the slave ship Zong.
WHO: M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet and writer and lawyer who lives in the City of Toronto. She was born in Tobago, West Indies, and now lives in Canada. Primarily a poet, NourbeSe Philip also writes both fiction and non-fiction. She has published three books of poetry, Thorns and has been the recipient of Canada Council awards, numerous Ontario Arts Council grants and a Toronto Arts Council award.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
WHERE: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park (enter via President’s Choice Schools Entrance)