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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 March 25 & Thursday April 15, 7PM
Online on Zoom

Join Hamilton-based writer John Hill for a virtual book club held in two parts over zoom. Interested book club members will read Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel The Jungle. John Hill will lead two lively discussions of the book’s themes in connection with the exhibition. The first meeting in March will cover the first half of the book, and the second meeting in April will cover the second half of the book.

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 Audio Book from the Hamilton Public Library.
  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