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Christopher Dafoe -- Book Launch

Thursday Jun 26 2014 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
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Launch of In Search Of Canada. The Early Years of John Wesley Dafoe (Great Plains Publications).

This is the story of the formative years of Canada's most famous newspaper editor, John Wesley Dafoe. Written by his grandson, it is an honest account of the man that his family and his friends knew, from his unpromising beginnings in the backwoods of pre-Confederation Ontario to his early and unexpected success in nineteenth-century Canadian journalism. It is a quintessentially Canadian story and one that is worth remembering.

Christopher Dafoe was born in Winnipeg in 1936 and was educated in Winnipeg and later at Stanford University and in England. He was for many years a theatre, film and literary critic in Winnipeg and Vancouver. As a freelance writer he has contributed articles and criticism to a wide range of Canadian and British newspapers. From 1985 to 1997 he was editor of the Canadian history magazine The Beaver and vice-president of Canada's National History Society. His books include a history of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Dancing Through Time; a history of Winnipeg, Heart of the Continent; and a comic novel, The Molsheim Meadowlark. He currently lives in Vancouver.