CBC Massey Lectures: Preview Romantic Winter

CBC Massey Lectures

This year, the CBC Massey Lectures celebrates its 50th anniversary with bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik. Adam's theme for the 2011 lectures is Winter: Five Windows on the Season.

Starting tonight, November 7, at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT), this year's Massey Lectures are airing on Ideas on CBC Radio One. Tune in for "Romantic Winter: The season in sight," which was recorded in Montreal, Adam's first stop on his Massey Lecture tour.

Adam grew up in Montreal, and he says it's where he first fell in love with winter. He has fond memories of his first snowstorm, and even the bitter cold. In this preview clip, Adam talks about those early winters in Montreal and what they represent to him. Listen below, and tune in to the broadcast on Ideas tonight!

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The Massey Lectures are a collaboration between CBC Radio, House of Anansi Press and Massey College at the University of Toronto. Through this partnership, the Massey Lectures are delivered across Canada, published in a book, broadcast on radio and released on CD and iTunes. For the broadcast schedule or more information on how to pick up the book or CD, visit the Massey Lectures website.

For more coverage of the Massey Lectures on CBC Books, visit our archives.

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