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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Margaret Rose Cunninghamd

Margaret Rose Cunningham grew up on Dawson Street in Thunder Bay north. Her parents, Irish Catholics, immigrated  came from Scotland. Margaret Rose attended St. Andrew's School which once sat on Red River Road just down from St Andrew's Church. The school is long gone, replaced by the huge and ugly parking structure which dominates that block between Algoma and Court Streets.

After graduating from Port Arthur Collegiate in 1953 and attending North Bay Normal School (name later changed to North Bay Teachers' College), Margaret Rose returned to Thunder Bay, taught school and continued her education, eventually married and settled with her husband in Ottawa.

Margaret Rose is a published poet but last year she wrote a charming memoir about her family and growing up in Thunder Bay. 

Leaves and Fishes, A Superior Childhood launches on Sunday, May 4 from 1 - 4:30 pm at the Mary J. Black Library. Readings take place at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. 

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