Monday, April 13, 2015

Two great nights at the Northern Women’s Bookstore.

Carrie Saxifrage Author of memoir The Big Swim: Coming Ashore in a World Adrift

April 7 and a visit by author Carrie Saxifrage to read excerpt from her memoir: The Big Swim: Coming Ashore in a World Set Adrift.

This is an unusual memoir.  It is a series of short stories about the search for self discovery, environmental sustainability and the right action to bring this about.

Saxifrage is a strong writer. Several people at the reading mentioned her compelling prose. People asked for more. The book is available at the Northern Women’s Bookstore.

On April 12, a happy birthday celebration for co-founder of the bookstore, Margaret Phillips. In 2008, the NOWW presented Margaret with the Khoui Award for her contribution to literature in Northwestern Ontario.  This year she will receive a doctorate of letters from Lakehead University. All her life, Margaret has been a strong community force for feminism, Aboriginal rights, local literature, social justice. Reading the list of her accomplishments can make you dizzy but you can read about a few if you scroll down to her photo a few posts below this one.

So the singing was heartfelt when all present sang Happy Birthday. What a swell party if was!

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