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

Invaluable Lessons from My Father

with Heather O’Neill
Hosted by CBC’s Joanne Chianello

Invaluable Lessons from My Father

with Heather O’Neill
Hosted by CBC’s Joanne Chianello
1
Tuesday
May
2018
8:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Heather O'Neill - Photo by Julia C Vona

With generosity and wry humour, novelist Heather O’Neill recalls several key lessons she learned in childhood from her father: memories and stories about how crime does pay, why one should never keep a diary, and that it is good to beware of clowns, among other things. Her father and his eccentric friends—ex-bank robbers and homeless men—taught her that everything she did was important, a belief that she has carried through her life.

 

Heather O’Neill’s intimate recollections make Wisdom in Nonsense: Invaluable Lessons from My Father the perfect companion to her widely praised debut novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals.

 

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

 

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