Authors Plum Johnson, Lynn Thomson and Priscila Uppal take the stage to read from and discuss their memoirs. Stuart Woods hosts and moderates.
Plum Johnson is an award-winning author, artist and entrepreneur living in Toronto. She was the founder of KidsCanada Publishing Corp., publisher of KidsToronto and co-founder of Help’s Here!, a resource magazine for seniors and caregivers. Johnson presents They Left Us Everything, a funny, touching memoir (and winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize) about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future.
Lynn Thomson is a bookseller in Toronto, Ontario. She presents her first book, Birding with Yeats, a touching memoir about a mother, her son and the wonder of the natural world.
Priscila Uppal lives in Toronto and is a poet, fiction writer, memoirist, playwright, professor, and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Society. Publications include poetry, Sabotage, Ontological Necessities (Griffin Poetry Prize finalist); novels, The Divine Economy of Salvation, To Whom It May Concern; and memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother (Hilary Weston Prize and Governor General’s Award finalist). She’s been translated into Croatian, Dutch, French, Greek, Korean, and Italian. Time Out London dubbed her “Canada’s coolest poet.”
Stuart Woods is the editor of Quill & Quire.