Ken McGoogan February 22

Oakville Conference Centre

2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario (QEW & Bronte Rd.), L6L 6P8
Registration/Cash Bar 6 pm; Dinner 7 pm Members $40 Non-Members $50

Ken McGoogan

Author, Historian, Travel Writer

Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage

Ken McGoogan is the author of a dozen books including four previous bestsellers on Arctic exploration – Fatal Passage, Ancient Mariner, Lady Franklin’s Revenge and Race to the Polar Sea. His latest book, Dead Reckoning, challenges the conventional narrative which emerged out of Victorian England and focused almost exclusively on Royal Navy officers. By integrating non-British and fur-trade explorers and, above all, Canada’s indigenous peoples, Dead Reckoning brings the story of Arctic discovery into the twenty-first century.

Ken has won numerous awards for his books, including the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography and the Pierre Berton Award for History. He worked as a journalist for two decades, served as chair of the Public Lending Right Commission and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Explorers Club. He teaches narrative non-fiction at the University of Toronto and in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Every summer, he voyages in the Northwest Passage as a resource historian with Adventure Canada.

Different Drummer Books will be present with a selection of Ken’s books and Ken will be pleased to sign all purchases.

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283 River Side Drive, Oakville, Ontario L6K 3N3

Cancellation deadline Monday, February 19 (late cancellations and no-shows may be subject to a fee).

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