A Thunder Bay Story

A Thunder Bay Story
Julia Ann Roy, a black woman, a former slave, illiterate, mothering seven children in 19th century Port Arthur by operating a busy bawdy house on Elgin Street was notorious and shunned. She and her collection of black children are the subject of James Stevens' forthcoming book.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Amy Jones, Leacock Medalist Finalist.

Amy has made the 2017 short list for the Leacock Medal for humour with her novel We're All in This Together.  The medal celebrates the best of Canadian humour and carries a $15,000 award. In Amy's novel, set in Thunder Bay, a mother goes over Kakabeca Falls in a barrel, survives and sets her dysfunctional family in an uproar when she becomes an internet sensation. In 2006, Amy won the CBC short story prize.  Big congratulations Amy. Good luck! Our fingers are crossed.

Amy Jones at Brodie Library after a reading.

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