Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ma-nee Chacaby reads her stories and poems at the AGM of the Northern Woman's Centre held at the Sweet Pea restaurant.

A busy week with story partner Ma-nee Chacaby. Ma-nee read her stories and meditations. I read my story The Scoop.  The title refers to the fact that government officials used to arrive in Anishinabe villages and scoop all the children to take them to residential schools.  This happened in Ma-nee's village when she was a child.  As the one child left behind, a load of work fell on her young shoulders, while at the same time the village grieved for their kidnapped children.

We were interviewed by Cathy Alex at CBQ, read at the AGM of the Northern Women's Centre and at a public reading at the Northern Woman's Bookshop on South Court Street.  Many thanks to so many who braved the icy streets and cold to weather to attend.


Joan Baril, Cathy Alex of CBC and Ma-nee Chacaby.

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