Events in Oakville

An Evening with Helen Humphreys

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

A seasoned writer stumbles across an obituary and imagination is sparked. The brief words of memoriam describe a woman who was both extraordinary-eccentric, revered in her field, a renowned expert-but also utterly ordinary. How does a writer, intrigued by all that isn’t said, create a story? Capture an unknowable woman and all the secret passions, choices and compromises that make up a life? In Machine Without Horses, Helen Humphreys explores famous and famously private salmon-fly dresser, Megan Boyd, a craftswoman who worked for sixty years out of a bare-bones cottage in a small village in the north of Scotland. Helen Humphreys’ previous novels have won or been nominated for prestigious awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award, The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Toronto Book Award.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
7 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Cost: $15/ticket
Age: 18Y and up

Tickets available at all OPL branches and A Different Drummer Books starting September 4.

Presented by Oakville Public Library and A Different Drummer Books

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