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Yardwork Book Club
This Digital Display accompanies an author reading and book club discussion of Daniel Coleman's Yardwork.
Daniel Coleman loves the poetic power of narrative arts to generate a sense of place and community, social engagement, and especially wonder. As a reader, writer, and teacher, he is compelled by the long, slow project of unlearning naturalized inequities, and he has witnessed how new ways to learn can still transform apparently unchangeable situations. Although he loves to learn in and from nature, he loves learning from reading and writing. He has written scholarly books about literature, masculinity, migration, and whiteness in Canada, and he has written literary non-fiction books about his upbringing among missionaries in Ethiopia, about the spiritual and cultural politics of reading, and about eco-human relations in Hamilton, Ontario, the post-industrial city where he lives in the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas of the New Credit. He has edited books on early Canadian literary cultures, postcolonial masculinities, race, Caribbean-Canadian literature, the state of the humanities in Canadian universities, the creativity and resilience of refugee-d and Indigenous peoples, and international scholarship on Canadian literatures. He loves being co-director with his friend and colleague, Lorraine York, of CCENA, McMaster’s Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts.
Welcome to McMaster University Library's Yardwork Book Club library guide! This library guide was created to accompany our book club event on November 26th at 7PM, where we are fortunate enough to be joined by Daniel Coleman for a reading, question and answer period, as well as a group discussion of Yardwork.
If you would like to join us for the live event, you can register here. Even if you can't join us live, feel free to register to be sent the chapter we will be discussing, and to be granted access to participate in the Discussion page of this guide.