Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks Street
6:30pm

Ontario Scene Presents Close to Home with Rhonda Douglas, Helen Humphreys and James Bartleman

Hosted by Carleton University’s Susan Birkwood

Ontario Scene Presents Close to Home with Rhonda Douglas, Helen Humphreys and James Bartleman

Hosted by Carleton University’s Susan Birkwood
28
Tuesday
Apr
2015
6:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
Helen Humphreys
James Bartleman - Photo by Andrew Stawicki-PhotoSensitive
Rhonda Douglas - Photo by John W. MacDonald

From our bedrooms to the boardroom, from battlefields to hospital waiting rooms, conflict is our constant companion. We welcome three acclaimed Ontario authors for a session on war, peace, and the spaces between the two.  

 

In her collection  Welcome to the Circus, Ottawa’s Rhonda Douglas offers ten strikingly original stories that explore love and escape.  Helen Humphreys , winner of Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, presents The Evening Chorus, a brilliant, beautiful evocation of place and a natural history of both war and the human heart. And in Exceptional Circumstances, former lieutenant-governor of Ontario James Bartleman plots a turbulent thriller set in 1970 and based on events he witnessed first-hand.

 

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