Arctic explorer heading for University of Calgary

A big shout-out to folks at the University of Calgary. On short notice, they have found a superb venue for my August 30 presentation on John Rae, the Arctic explorer who discovered the fate of the Franklin expedition. Originally, we had intended to use the Calgary Central Library, but flood damage precluded that. Nothing daunted, leaders of the Clan MacRae began casting about. In the end, Bonnie MacRae-Kilb and Brad Kilb, both affiliated with U of C, enlisted Annie Murray, curator of rare books and manuscripts, and presto: we’re making for the Alberta Room. I’m chuffed about this because you know how writers donate their manuscripts to libraries and institutions? My own papers are in special collections at U of C — Murray’s department. For the rest, here’s hoping that Calgarians will turn out in droves: August 30, Return to Rae Strait, 7:30 p.m. in the Alberta Room at University of Calgary.


  1. Mich on February 1, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    I hope to be there, and I'm bringing my books to get signed. Do you sign your fans' books?

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