Scholars, writers and artists will be gathering at the Canadian Embassy for the E.H. Norman Library Speaker Series coming this July 8. The guest speakers, Alexander MacLeod and Durian Sukegawa, will talk about current social issues in Canada seen through short stories. One example of a globally-beloved Canadian short-story author is Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. Alexander MacLeod, son of novelist Alistair MacLeod, published numerous short stories and has been nominated at various Canadian and international award competitions. Durian Sukegawa is on the Board of Directors of the Japan PEN Club and is the author of Sweet Bean Paste.