A conference in honour of the centenary of the birth of George Whalley will be held at Queen’s University, July 24-26, 2015. Each one of the three days will recognize different aspects of Whalley’s life and work:

Friday, July 24: Romanticism and Aesthetics: Critical reflections on art, culture and nature
Saturday, July 25: George Whalley, the Man and the Legend
Sunday, July 26: The Canadian Writers’ Conference 60th Anniversary

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all three days of the event, which will include keynote talks, panels, and papers.

Saturday July 25th at 7:30 pm Duo Turgeon, the elite piano duo, will peform in the Isabel Bader Center for Performing Arts. Tickets for the general public are available here for $25.

Members of the Kingston community and Whalley’s family, friends, former colleagues, and students are all welcome to attend. Register for the conference here. The registration fee includes a concert ticket.

The proceedings of the conference, including papers, and possibly audio and video recordings, will be edited and published in an open-access edition online.

Please send inquiries to