Writers on Writing

When and Where

Friday, February 26, 2021 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Jeffrey Rosenthal


From senior scholars to students, Writers on Writing shines a spotlight on Arts & Science community members who write about a dizzying array of topics and issues — from the politics of breastfeeding (Courtney Jung) to the probabilities of luck (Jeff Rosenthal), in a variety of genres  — from graphic novels to traditional scholarly monographs. The series offers lively and inspiring conversations about writing with a different guest writer each month.

Join Professor Andrea Williams as she interviews a guest about their writing and publishing practices — with topics ranging from how their writing practice has changed during the pandemic to how the writing and publishing processes differ for scholarly and popular publications. Guest writers will also answer questions from the audience.

Please join the event.

About Jeffrey Rosenthal

Jeffrey Rosenthal is a professor of statistics in the Faculty of Arts & Science. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the Royal Society of Canada. Rosenthal's Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities, written for the general public, was published in 16 editions and 10 languages, and was a bestseller in Canada, leading to numerous media and public appearances, and his work exposing the Ontario lottery retailer scandal. It was followed by a second book for the general public, Knock On Wood: Luck, Chance, and the Meaning of Everything.