On the heels of premiering to rave reviews at the Canadian International Television Festival (CITF) this week, The Nia Centre for the Arts ( is proud to announce an additional opportunity for fans, media and the public to hear from Lawrence Hill, acclaimed author of The Book of Negroes and co-writer of the epic mini-series adaptation produced by Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment, and from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), in advance of its highly-anticipated January 7, 2015 premiere in Canada on CBC and February debut on BET in the U.S.


Joined on stage with Lawrence Hill will be Executive Producer, Damon D’Oliveira (LIE WITH ME, What We Have) from Conquering Lion Pictures. The two will share the highs and lows of the creative journey from book to screen with artful prodding from Nana aba Duncan, host of the CBC Radio 2 show, "Radio 2 Top 20.”


The miniseries outstanding cast includes Oscar® award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), and Oscar® and Emmy® winner Lou Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue, Saw), Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (The Help, Ray), as well as 3 TIME Oscar® Nominee Jane Alexander

The Executive Director of Nia Centre for the Arts, Mark V. Campbell captured the importance of this moment when he claimed: “to witness the transformation of the Book of Negroes into a television mini-series is an invigorating reminder of the quality and depth of artistic talent Canada has to offer the world. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present the brilliance of the Book of Negroes to a wider audience than beyond the participants of our Masters at Work Masterclass series of intensive workshops.”


Date: Saturday November 29, 2014

Time: 8-10PM (doors open at 7:30pm)

Location: AGO, Jackman Hall, McCaul entrance

317 Dundas Street West, Toronto.

Tickets: $10 Student, $20 Entry

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