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HTAL Spring Series Poster

Life on the Page: Reflections on the Joys of Reading

Part of the Hamilton Third Age Learning Spring Lecture Series.

Those of us who turn to reading often do so for a host of reasons, from escaping into a life and a world different from our own, to exploring some of the more challenging issues of the world around us.

Sometimes we are looking for information, sometimes for an engaging narrative, and occasionally just for the pure pleasure of well-tuned prose or poetry. Our tastes may vary over time, but some things will probably remain constant.

What can you learn when you examine your own history as a reader, from your earliest texts to what you read last week?

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Gary Draper is a retired English Professor (St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo) with a doctorate in 19th-century Canadian Literature (Western University, London). He has taught a wide variety of third age learning courses.

Gary has been an editor, a book reviewer, and a collector of Canadian cookbooks, and he continues to be an avid reader, an occasional gardener, a tentative choral singer, and a passable solver of crossword puzzles.