The Annual Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture

Event information

November 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Presented By: Merilyn Simonds : "Back to the Future of Books: Paper, Pixels, and the Lasting Impression of Books"

Location: Governors Room, OSC

Address: 302 E Cleveland Ave Pittsburg, KS 66762

Event details

Merilyn Simonds

Merilyn Simonds is the author of 18 books, including the novel The Holding, (a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice), and the Canadian classic nonfiction novel, The Convict Lover, a finalist for the Governor General's Award. In 2017, Bookmark Canada unveiled a plaque to honor the place of The Convict Lover in Canada’s literary landscape. Simonds’ work is anthologized and published internationally. In 2012 she published The Paradise Project, a collection of flash fiction hand-printed on an antique press with endpapers made from plants in her garden. The experience of producing the collection in both a digital and book-arts edition is the subject of Gutenberg’s Fingerprint: Paper, Pixels, and the Lasting Impression of Books. Her most recent publication is a novel Refuge, set in Mexico City, New York City, and eastern Ontario. She shares her life with writer Wayne Grady, dividing their time between Mexico and Canada.


The DeGruson Memorial Lecture is sponsored by:

The PSU Leonard H. Axe Library

PSU Department of Art

PSU Center for Teaching and Learning

PSU Department of Teaching and Leadership

PSU Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

PSU Department of English

The Tilford Group


For more on the author: Author's Homepage

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