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Lawrence Hill to Visit Chatham with Chatham-Kent Public Library

Chatham-Kent Public Library is a proud sponsor of Lawrence Hill’s upcoming visit to Chatham-Kent. All are welcome to the author talk at the Chatham Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, May 4 at 1:30 pm.

Lawrence Hill is the internationally bestselling author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction. These include “The Book of Negroes” (which was made into a six-part TV mini-series) and “The Illegal”, both of which won CBC Canada Reads.

Hill’s most recent work, “Beatrice and Croc Harry”, is a passion project. It’s based on stories he created for his daughter, Beatrice, and is geared to children aged 9-14 as well as to older teens and adults.

Hill will be joined onstage for a conversation with Shannon Prince, curator of the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum and was recently recognized for her leadership and commitment to preserving Ontario Black heritage and history with the Thomas Symons Award.

To borrow “Beatrice and Croc Harry” before Hill’s visit and to register for the event, visit and search “Lawrence Hill”. You can also register by calling 519-354-2940, texting 591-401-7174, emailing, or by sending CKPL a message through Facebook. Readers, teachers and classes, and book clubs are all welcome!

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