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Final Day: The Forgotten Home Child (Multi-Day, Online)
30 May 2021 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm EDTFree
This is the second event in the Old Orchard Blossoms’ and BramGrans’ series of author conversations which are focused on some aspect of immigration to Canada. Genevieve Graham’s novel, The Forgotten Home Child, examines the lives of orphaned children, or children living in poverty who were shipped from Britain to Canada from 1869 to 1948 to work on farms and as domestics, supposedly to give them a better life. This relatively unknown chapter in Canadian history comes to life as Ms. Graham uses her extensive research to develop her characters and her plot. She will be interviewed by best-selling historical fiction writer, Jennifer Robson. You will enjoy their discussions of the book, the research, the writing of historical fiction, and also learn about their newest novels.
This pre-recorded event will be available to watch from May 22 until May 30, inclusive. A link to the YouTube video will be sent to all registrants a few days before the start date.
Genevieve Graham is a best-selling author of historical fiction. Her mission is to bring Canadian history to life through her fiction, and her most recent 6 books focus on different Canadian historical events and the people who lived through them. She was brought up in Toronto, trained as a musician and now lives in Nova Scotia. Jennifer Robson is another best-selling historical fiction author who has written six novels set during and after the two world wars. She has a Ph.D. in British economic and social history from Oxford, is a former editor, and now lives in Toronto.
There is no cost to register or to attend this event; however we do hope you will consider making a donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign. Your contributions will ensure that vital programs through grassroots organizations will be sustainable for the African grandmothers and the children in their care. Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.