Camilla Gibb is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels: Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and-so’s Life, Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement, and most recently a memoir, This is Happy. She has been the recipient of the Trillium Book Award (for best book in Ontario), the City of Toronto Book Award, and the CBC Canadian Literary Award, and has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize.
Camilla is an adjunct faculty member of the graduate creative writing programs at Guelph-Humber, the University of Toronto, and the Humber School for Writers, and is currently the June Callwood Professor in Social Justice at Victoria College, University of Toronto.
The Paget/Hoy Speakers Series was established in 1992 by Carolynn Hoy and the late J. Robert Paget. Attached to the Department of English at the University of Calgary, the series aims to enhance academic programs and the intellectual experience of students and faculty at the University of Calgary by bringing distinguished speakers to Calgary. Over the years, the Paget/Hoy Speakers Series has brought an impressive lineup to the city, including Nicole Brossard, Rosemary Sullivan, Carol Shields, Jane Urquhart, Dianne Chisholm, Sid Marty, and J. Hillis Miller.
This event is free and open to the public.