The Guelph Lecture Part 1: Lee Maracle

The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to promote public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern. The event brings together a cast of some of the most innovative, imaginative and inspiring thinkers and performers, who engage audience members with an array of ideas not just for Canadians, but for all.

Now in its 11th year, the Guelph Lecture presented Jaron Lanier as the Keynote Speaker. Part 1 of this podcast features Lee Maracle, The Guelph Lecture’s literary guest, who reads new work created during her Eastern Comma residency in Cambridge, ON, while living at North House, a high-tech house of the future.


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