Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks Street
8:30pm

Living History

with Wayne Grady, Natalie Morrill and Alix Hawley
Hosted by Artsfile’s Peter Robb

Living History

with Wayne Grady, Natalie Morrill and Alix Hawley
Hosted by Artsfile’s Peter Robb
28
Sunday
Oct
8:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
Alix Hawley
Natalie Morrill
Wayne Grady

Three hugely acclaimed authors join us to share our common history and illuminate the present tense. Join us for three short readings and a conversation with Peter Robb.

 

Up From Freedom by Wayne Grady explores the dangers that arise when we stay silent in the face of prejudice or are complicit in its development. Stretching from the war-torn banks of the Rio Brazos in Texas to the muddy waters of Freedom, Indiana, Virgil Moody travels through a country on the brink of civil war. The world is on the cusp of momentous change, and though some things may be forgotten, nothing is ever really forgiven.

 

The Ghost Keeper by Natalie Morrill is a story about the terrible choices we make to survive and the powerful connections to communities and friends that define us. Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, this sweeping novel set in Vienna during the 1930s and ’40s centres on a poignant love story and a friendship that ends in betrayal.

 

Following on All True Not a Lie in It, her brilliant, award-winning first novel, Alix Hawley brings us My Name Is a Knife , the dramatic end of fabled frontiersman Daniel Boone’s story—a heartbreaking and powerful imagining of a crucial period in North American history.

 

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs.

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