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Virtual Book Club: Reading the Jungle

February 2 - April 18

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Virtual Book Club: Reading the Jungle
Thursday April 15, 7PM
Online on Zoom

Hamilton-based writer John Hill is adding a poetic twist to next week’s virtual book club meeting! Upton Sinclair’s novel “The Jungle” raises important themes of labor, work, dignity, rights, and immigration. Using the method of Blackout poetry, book club participants will aim to unlock these themes through a creative exercise over zoom.  Bring a keen eye and your imagination! Poetry created in this workshop will be contributed to a zine that will be given to all participants.

Pre-register for the meeting by clicking here. 

Please note:  Prior reading of the novel is not required and image editing experience is not needed. Once you pre-register, an email with the zoom link will be sent to you.

John Isaiah Edward Hill is a queer, Indigenous, working class poet and artist from Hamilton, Ontario. He is Oneida nation, Turtle clan from Six Nations of the Grand River. His poetry deals with colonization, queerness, anger, hope, and the enchantment which lies beneath the surface of so-called modern civilization


Get a Copy of the Jungle:

There are a few ways book club members can access a copy of the book. Here are some options:

  1. Borrow a physical copy from WAHC on long-term loan thanks to the Hamilton Public Library! Visit us during our open hours to pick up your copy (while quantities last).
  2. Download the free Audio Book by clicking here.
  3. Borrow the Audio Book CD from the Hamilton Public Library.
  4. Download the free PDF by clicking here.
  5. Download the free Kindle Version by clicking here.
  6. Download the free epub version by clicking here.
  7. Purchase a Copy of the Book.

This program is presented in connection with WAHC’s main gallery exhibition Theatre from the Jungle with work by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens.

WAHC wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario, CUPE, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of our exhibitions and ancillary programs.

For more information, please contact Sonali Menezes, Programming and Exhibitions Specialist, at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or sonali@wahc-museum.ca

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Click here