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

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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