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Author Lawrence Hill coming to Okanagan

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May 03, 2019 - 12:01 PM

KELOWNA - Lawrence Hill, one of Canada's most prolific and outspoken authors, is coming to the Okanagan later this month to read and discuss his award-winning body of work.

Hill, who wrote The Book of Negroes and The Illegal, will be speaking at the First United Baptist Church at 721 Bernard Ave. in Kelowna on May 27 at 7 p.m., according to a media release. The Central Okanagan Refugee Committee will be hosting the event.

Hill, the only author to win the Canada Reads competition twice, is known for his thought-provoking work and his activism. During the event he'll read from his popular works and talk about his recent life events, including traveling to Switzerland with his mother to fulfill her desire for a medically assisted death.

He spoke in Kelowna in 2015 shortly after the surge of Syrian refugees were welcomed to Canada. All proceeds from this month's event will go towards the Refugee Committee's sponsorships of families from Syria, Yemen, and Burundi.

Tickets are $25. You can buy them here.

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