Massey Lecture 2018

City life meets Country Life!

In total we were 15 attending the 2018 Massey Lecture this year… members from both the Bass Lake Book Club and the ESA Book Club, as well as another Teacher Librarian friend.

If you missed it… the full five (5) lectures begin airing this evening, November 12th on CBC Radio One: Ideas.


Massey Lecture 2018: Field Trip

We’re going on a field trip!!  To the 2018 Massey Lecture… which will be given by investigative journalist, and 2017-18 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, Tanya Talaga.

We have purchased a block of tickets… and have one remaining available.

Want to join us?

Join us at our Labour Day weekend get-together (Sunday September 2nd from 11am to 1pm) to discuss Seven Fallen Feathers – our pre-cursor to attending the Massey Lecture… and to join us on our field trip.


2016 Bass Lake Book Club Round Up

The 2016 inaugural season of the Bass Lake Book Club has come to a close…  sort of!

This year we read our way through 4 books:

New members are always welcome. 

We will continue to talk about books – virtually – over the winter.  Those of us who are able to plan to get together to talk about books again over the Easter 2017 long weekend.

If you are in Toronto and are interested in joining us on a “field trip”…  Some of us are attending the International Festival of Authors together – and going out for dinner afterwards – on Friday October 28th.

  • We are attending the session titled Tales of Truth (@ 6:30pm). 
  • This session features the author of one of the books we read – Madeleine Thien, whose book has been nominated for 3 major Literary Awards this fall.
  • This session also features debut author Alexandra Risen – a friend of a member of our group – whose recently released memoir, Unearthed, has been receiving high praise all round.