Toronto Roundtables Present: An Evening of Stories About Storytellers

With Doug Gibson

Doug GibsonPlease come and join us to hear Doug Gibson, a consummate storyteller and “publishing icon,” recount personal stories of the relationships he had with so many of Canada's most fascinating minds and brilliant writers – from Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, Alistair Macleod, and W.O. Mitchell to Peter Gzowski and Stephen Leacock to Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, and Paul Martin. Listen to his tales in an intimate and comfortable setting.

Couchiching values conversation. We offer an exchange of ideas with the benefit of an expert guide; Couchiching offers a civil place to disagree. Come try out your ideas and acquire some new ones.


About Doug Gibson

Born and raised in Scotland, Doug Gibson came to Canada in 1967 with degrees from St. Andrews and Yale and soon entered the world of Canadian books. He was the publisher at McClelland & Stewart from 1988 to 2004 and established his own imprint, the first in Canada. His career is described in his recently published memoir, Stories About Storytellers, published by ECW Press. He has also been a dedicated member of the Couchiching Institute board since 2002.

Time & Location

Monday, November 14, 2011

7:00–9:30 PM
University of Toronto Faculty Club
41 Willcocks (south of Harbord, east of Spadina)

Fee & Registration

Regular cost: $35 + HST
Students: $20 + HST
Wine and refreshments served.

Seating is limited, so register now! Contact the office at 416-642-6374, 866-647-6374 or

Register by calling 416-642-6374, 866-647-6374. Registration is limited and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, you can also e-mail

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