The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

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Attendees joined the always entertaining Donna Morrissey in conversation with interviewer extraordinaire Wendy O’Brien as they discussed Donna’s heartfelt memoir, Pluck.

A deeply personal account of love’s restorative ability as it leads renowned novelist Donna Morrissey through mental illness, family death, and despair to becoming a writer–told with charm and inimitable humour.

Donna Morrissey is a multi- award winning author and always entertaining to interview. She has received awards in Canada, the U.S., and England. Her novel Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and she was nominated for a Gemini for best writing for the film Clothesline Patch. Her fiction has been translated into several different languages. Born and raised in Newfoundland, she now lives in Halifax.

Dr. Wendy O’Brien is a celebrated philosopher, teacher and interviewer. With over 30 years experience teaching in post-secondary education, she’s given talks and led seminars on creativity, beauty and wonder at Humber College, Oxford University, Harvard, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Women’s Art Association, Classical Pursuits and The International Festival of Authors. Her knowledge, years of experience, sense of humour and focus on experiential learning, has led her to be a sought after leader and speaker, and we are thrilled to have her joining us for another author event!

We love Donna and couldn’t wait to hear her talk with Wendy O’Brien about her memoir Pluck, on November 24th at 7 pm.


Tickets included a copy of Pluck.

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