The Shevchenko Foundation is a national, chartered philanthropic institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community.
Jars Balan has published numerous articles on diverse aspects of the history and literature of Ukrainians in Canada, and is the author of Salt and Braided Bread: Ukrainian Life in Canada. Balan is a freelance writer, editor, literary translator and former broadcaster. Currently he is the co-director of the Kule Ukrainian Canadian Studies Centre at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) in Edmonton. Balan presents on events and issues during WWI with translated materials from Ukrainian to English not yet published.
Bohdan Kordan is the author of Canada and the Ukrainian Question, 1939–45: A Study in Statecraft; Enemy Aliens, Prisoners of War: Internment in Canada during the Great War and A Bare and Impolitic Right: Internment and Ukrainian-Canadian Redress. Currently, Kordan is professor and Chair of the Department of Political Studies, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, and serves as the Director of the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage. He presents his recently completed manuscript, No Free Man: Internment and the Enemy Alien Experience in Canada, 1914–1920.
Alexander Motyl is a writer, painter and professor. He is the author of Whiskey Priest, Who Killed Andrei Warhol, Flippancy, The Jew Who Was Ukrainian, My Orchidia, Sweet Snow and Fall River. Motyl’s artwork has been exhibited in NYC, Philadelphia and Toronto and is on display at www.artsicle.com. He teaches political science at Rutgers University-Newark.
In 2008, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch was awarded the Order of Princess Olga for her story, Enough, which chronicles the famine in Ukraine in the 1930s that claimed millions of lives. Her book Making Bombs for Hitler won the 2014 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and the Forest of Reading® Silver Birch® Fiction Award, and was shortlisted for the Kobzar Literary Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers. Skrypuch presents Dance of the Banished, a compelling work of historical fiction set during the Ukrainian Canadian internment that details a young couple caught between warring countries.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)