Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
3:00pm

The River Twice

with John Bemrose
Hosted by Roy MacSkimming

The River Twice

with John Bemrose
Hosted by Roy MacSkimming
23
Sunday
Oct
3:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
John Bemrose

Author Roy MacSkimming sits down with John Bemrose, the Giller-nominated author of the bestselling The Island Walkers, to discuss his latest, The River Twice, a World War I novel set in the same factory town familiar to his many readers, where residents are reeling as the wounded return and the list of local young men who have been killed continues to grow. 

 

Each of Bemrose’s finely constructed characters strives to be as true and as honest as they can with one another, and yet are caught up in the evasions and deceptions that so complicate human life, especially during a war and its aftermath. 

 

The River Twice focuses our collective memory on the moral injustices that attend any war, contemporary or historic.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are required to attend in person.  

 

Most people coming by car park for free at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington St.

 

Ticket holders unable to attend in person can request access to the livestream. Livestream links will be sent about an hour prior and will remain active for 48 hours. Please email leslie@writersfestival.org to request a link.

 

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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