Lawrence HillAuthor Lawrence Hill will reflect on merging historical fact and fiction in an address Thursday, Sept. 22.

Author to speak on merger of fact and fiction

Author Lawrence Hill will address his approach to dramatizing the past in a free public lecture Thursday, Sept. 22. Entitled “Faction: Lawrence Hill Reflects on Merging History and Fiction,” the event is presented by the Humanities Research Group and will begin at 5 p.m. in the Performance Hall at the SoCA Armouries.

A professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph, Hill is the author of 11 books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Book of Negroes and The Illegal. He is writing a new novel about the thousands of African American soldiers who helped build the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia and Yukon during the Second World War.

Admission to his Thursday appearance is free and open to the public, no advance registration required. The SoCA Armouries is located at 37 University Ave. East, at Freedom Way.