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WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS: WRITERS AND VOICES FOR CHANGE: HEROES

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A reading and lecture series celebrating Canadian women writers in celebration of a century of women’s right to vote. April 30 – Trailblazers of the Past: Authors Susan Butlin (The Practice of Her Profession), Clarissa Harwood (Impossible Saints), and Jean Hewitt (Voices of Change) will discuss 19th and 20th century women who paved the way for change and the advancement of women. May 7 – Voicing Colleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012), London’s Premier ‘First Wave’ Poet: Join a lively inter-generational gathering as writers read selections of Thibaudeau’s poems, interwoven with intperpretive commentary by Peggy Roffey on Colleen’s feminist voice. May 14 – Telling Women’s Stories: The Life & Work of Lucy Maud Montgomery in the Light of 20th Century Suffragettes. Award-winning researcher and author Dr. Elizabeth Waterston will illuminate the art and the importance of writing about women’s lives. A number of local memoir and biography writers will be selling their books before and after the presentation. May 28 – Heroes: Judy Rebick, one of Canada’s best-known feminists, will share stories from her new book, Heroes in My Head, a memoir about her time as president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. Judy will be joined by Penn Kemp whose recent book, Local Heroes, celebrates London women, artists and writers.

Venue

London Public Library: Central Branch
251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario N6A 6H9 Canada
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Website:
http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca/