May 30 Noah Richler Lecture – What We Talk About When We Talk About War

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The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Goose Lane Editions and Words Worth Books present a lecture from author Noah Richler discussing his new book, What We Talk About When We Talk About War.

Noah Richler made documentaries and features for BBC Radio for fourteen years before returning to Canada in 1998. He has been books editor and literary columnist for The National Post and has contributed to numerous publications, including The Guardian, Punch, The Daily Telegraph, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Saturday Night, The Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail. He is author of This Is My Country, What’s Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada. He lives in Toronto.


When: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 7:oopm.

Where: Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Wilfrid Laurier University, 232 King St. North, Waterloo ON


You are also invited to read reviews of Richler’s work, such as the  National Post‘s review by Randy Boyagoda, or the Ottawa Citizen‘s review by Paul Gessell, or Jonathan Vance’s review from the Globe and Mail.  The Toronto Star recently posted a review by Laura Eggertson as well


Richler has also recently published an article with the Globe and Mail reflecting on similar themes to his book.


For more information, see the attached poster or contact Geoff Keelan at [email protected].

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  1. Brian Smith -  May 9, 2012 - 10:24 am 579

    Is there any particular reason why this event was not presented by the campus book seller? It would seem logical that in keeping with our ethos of, “buy local” to support our most local retailer. This is doubly true when this retailer is a partner of the University and ultimately benefits all of us when it is successful. I am extremely disappointed in this decision and will not be attending the event

  2. geoff.keelan -  May 10, 2012 - 11:33 am 582

    Hi Brian,

    Words Worth Books is a local bookstore on King St. They had already arranged for Mr. Richler’s appearance and generously offered us an opportunity to co-host the event. Since the Centre enjoys offering a variety of engaging speakers to those interested in military studies, we felt we could not refuse.

    If the Laurier Bookstore had approached us with the offer, we would have gladly supported them as well. The Centre is committed to supporting the Laurier community, but we also try to nurture local Waterloo connections as much as possible.

    Please contact me at the e-mail above if you would like to further discuss these concerns.



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