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Publisher Scott McIntyre to speak at Trent as part of Canadian Studies 40th anniversary celebrations
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Peterborough
As Trent University’s 2014 Traill College Fellow, renowned Canadian publisher Scott McIntyre will deliver a special lecture entitled “The Grand Adventure of Canadian Publishing: From Colonial Roots to World Stage, a Personal Account” on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in Bagnani Hall at Traill College.
The lecture is the second in a three-part Reflecting Canadian Cultural Production speakers’ series honouring 40 Years of Canadian Studies at Trent.
Mr. McIntyre’s talk at Trent will cover his four decades of experience in Canadian publishing, working with many of the major figures in the business from Jack McClelland to Roger Strauss and from Farley Mowat to Mordecai Richler and Douglas Coupland.
Mr. McIntyre was co-founder of Douglas & McIntyre in the early 1970s, and, as both publisher and CEO, built it into one of Canada’s leading independent book publishing houses. He oversaw the creation of more than 2,000 books from Canadian authors, which were sold and promoted across Canada and around the world. Mr. McIntyre was also instrumental in defining Canada’s role the creation in 2001 of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.
Since retiring in 2012, Mr. McIntyre remains active on many cultural advisory boards, amongst them Creative BC and the new Art Canada Institute out of Massey College. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the inaugural IVY Award from the International Festival of Authors in Toronto.
The Reflecting Canadian Cultural Production speakers’ series is presented by the undergraduate department of Canadian Studies at Trent. The series concludes on March 13, 2014 with a talk by Aboriginal film director Alanis Obomsawin, and a screening of her most recent film.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Dimitry Anastakis, chair, Canadian Studies, Trent University, 705-748-1011 x7839 email@example.com