Author brings graphic design and music knowledge to campus

Students in Graphic Design, Journalism, Radio Broadcasting, General Arts and First Nations Studies programs, listen up: you don't want to miss a special guest appearance by activist, producer, radio host, and graphic novelist Brian Wright-McLeod on September 26.

The Fanshawe College Letters and Arts Society Reading Series presents Wright-McLeod, who will be speaking about his work as a graphic novelist and about his long career in music. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Native Music and executive producer of the three-CD companion box set The Soundtrack of a People.

With diplomas in journalism and graphic design, Wright-McLeod began working as a music journalist in 1979. His extensive radio career began in 1984, and he has worked for CKLN, Sirius Satellite Radio, and CBC Radio in Toronto and BBC Radio in London, England. He has also served as Chair for the Aboriginal Music Category for the Juno Awards (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) and helped to establish the Native Grammy Category for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2000.

This event is open to the public and the Fanshawe College community. Don't miss Wright-McLeod at 2 p.m. in D1060.