Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecturer 2014: George Elliott Clarke
Nova-Scotian born George Elliott Clarke is a renowned Canadian literary writer and a highly-respected academic specialist of African-Canadian studies. As a creative writer, he has distinguished himself in the fields of poetry, drama and fiction.
Toronto's Poet Laureate since December 2012, at present Dr. Clarke is William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Associate Professor of Canadian Studies. His ongoing academic appointment at University of Toronto is that of E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature.
Recognitions of Dr. Clarke's work include the Portia White Prize for Artistic Achievement (1988), the Governor-General's Award for Poetry (2001), a National Magazine Gold Medal for Poetry (2001), the National Magazine Gold Medal for Poetry (2001), the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award (2004), the prestigious Trudeau Fellow Prize (2005), appointment to the Order of Canada (2008), and multiple honorary doctorates.
2014 Program (pdf)