(WINDSOR, ON) – Urban columnist and author Shawn Micallef will be visiting the Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch on May 25. The 7:00pm appearance is the third in a series in which WPL has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Born and raised in Windsor and a graduate of St Anne’s High School and the University of Windsor, Micallef is now a Toronto-based urban expert. He is the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto and Full Frontal TO, which was nominated for the 2013 Toronto Book Award.
He also writes a weekly column for the Toronto Star, and is a senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs Prize-winning magazine Spacing.
Micallef explores public spaces, and both speaks and writes about downtowns, suburbs, and what makes them great. He is a leading authority on Canadian urbanism. While he has written extensively on the provincial capital, he has also written about Windsor.
He also co-founded [murmur], a mobile documentary project started in Toronto, which blends storytelling with urban landscapes. The project has now spread to more than 20 countries.
Micallef teaches at the University of Toronto and at OCAD University. A 2011-2012 Canadian Journalism Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Massey College, he was also the Toronto Public Library’s urban focused Writer in Residence in 2013.
His newest book, Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness, was published in February 2017.
Residents are invited to attend this free event to hear Micallef talk about his work and then join him for a walking tour of the Windsor landscape around the Central Branch.