The Making of Canada Series: Marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, 1867 is an initiative of the Department of History at the University of Regina to commemorate the founding of the Canadian Confederation and examine the development of Canada since 1867.
A Living Tree? 150 years ago - and today
by Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore has been called Canada’s most versatile writer of history. He’s a Toronto-based writer who has been presenting Canadian history to non-specialist audiences through many media for twenty years.
Moore’s books include 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal, which Dalton Camp called “just about the best book on our history I’ve ever read.” He wrote the 1999 photo-history best-seller Canada: Our Century with Mark Kingwell. He helped create the best-selling children’s history The Story of Canada. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits: Life in An Eighteenth Century Garrison Town, won the Governor General’s Award in non-fiction. In 2011 From Then to Now: A Short History of the World, won another GG, this time in Children’s Literature.
Moore is a full-time writer; his other writing includes magazine essays, a weblog, columns, film scripts, radio documentaries, guidebooks, reference works, and computer simulations. Reviewers call Christopher Moore “a historian who always writes with grace and intelligence,” and “obviously no slave to political correctness.”
Raised in Nelson and Vancouver, British Columbia, Christopher Moore has also lived in Nova Scotia and Quebec. In 1999-2000 he was chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada. He was a member of the board of Access Copyright 2001-2007, the Canadian copyright licensing agency. Chris lives in Toronto with his wife and their two daughters.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Reception to follow!
Complimentary parking in Lot 1 M area.