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Douglas GibsonDouglas Gibson will celebrate some Scottish-Canadian authors in a free public presentation Wednesday.

New show digs into Scottish writers and their fictional ‘chums’

A Nov. 13 event will take you through the history of famous Canadian fiction writers and their stories on Scotland.

Douglas Gibson is a renowned Canadian publisher, editor, writer, and a great storyteller. He is bringing his new 65-minute show “Great Scots: Canadian Fiction Writers with Links to Scotland,” to the University of Windsor.

Gibson moved to Canada in 1967, quickly moving up the ladder to become Macmillan’s publisher in 1974. He started the first editorial imprint in Canada, named Douglas Gibson Books.

He will go through Aubert De Gaspe, Connor, and Gallant, to MacLennan, Mitchell, and other Scottish names. This entertaining show will please literature fanatics, Scottish enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a new book to read as some will be on sale.

The event will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in the Multimedia Studio in the Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts, 360 Freedom Way. This is the third event for the annual Humanities Week, presented by the Humanities Research Group.

—Dana Roe