The Lucy Molnar Wing Lecture Series: Jesse Wente

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The Lucy Molnar Wing Lecture Series:

Jesse Wente
Use Your Voice: Authenticity in Storytelling

Thursday October 20, 2022, 7 PM
Eaton Lecture Theatre, RCC 204
Rogers Communication Centre
Toronto Metropolitan University
80 Gould St., Toronto, ON

Free and open to the public

In this exclusive talk, award-winning and best-selling author Jesse Wente will look at the importance of authentic voice in storytelling through the lens of film history and contemporary cinema. Using his years of experience as a film and culture critic, festival programmer and arts leader, Wente will look at how authenticity has become a central factor for enduring storytelling in the modern age of mass media.

Jesse Wente is a husband and father, as well as a writer, broadcaster, speaker and arts administrator. Born and raised in Toronto, his family comes from Chicago and Genaabaajing Anishinaabek and he is an off-reserve member of the Serpent River First Nation. Jesse is best known for more than two decades spent as a columnist for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. In 2018, Jesse was named the founding director of the Indigenous Screen Office and in summer 2020 he was appointed Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts. Jesse received the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto in 2021 for his volunteer contributions and was recently appointed a Senior Fellow of Massey College. His first book “Unreconciled: Family, Truth and Indigenous Resistance” is a national bestseller and was picked as one of best books of 2021 by Chapters-Indigo, Apple Books and The Globe and Mail. Jesse recently won the Kobo Emerging Writers Prize in Non-Fiction.

Contact:
Blake Fitzpatrick, School of Image Arts
bfitzpatrick@ryerson.ca

Accessibility: The university campus meets all accessibility requirements

Rogers Communication Centre
Toronto Metropolitan University
80 Gould St., Toronto, ON