June Monthly Speaker Meeting 2012

Stories About Storytellers

Publisher Douglas Gibson shares his experiences of working with some of our greatest writers.


Date: Saturday June 9, 2012

Time: 1.30pm -3.00pm


OISE, 252 Bloor West, Toronto, ON Room TBC 

“No one has done more for Canadian Literature than this man, Douglas Gibson.” — Alistair MacLeod

For more than 40 years, Douglas Gibson has been at the forefront of Canadian literature, most notably during his time as Publisher of McClelland & Stewart from 1988 to 2004. He has worked behind the scenes with some of the greatest writers and personalities of our time: Alice Munro, Pierre Trudeau, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Mavis Gallant, Hugh MacLennan, Peter C. Newman, Brian Mulroney, Morley Callaghan, John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul Martin, James Houston, Peter Gzowski, W.O Mitchell, and many more. His book “Stories About Storytellers” is full of touching accounts of working with these luminaries; in a thoroughly entertaining manner he will share his experiences with us. 

“Douglas Gibson is a living link to the foundation of our country’s literature, and also an impish and charming performer. His lifelong passion for these great writers is contagious.” – David Cheoros, Director, Edmonton Litfest