Location: Britannia Library, Gallery Room
Now is your chance to meet CBC Canada Reads award winning Carmen Aguirre
Carmen will be reading passages from both of her memoirs.
A Book Talks special event. Free admission.
Presented by Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Branch
Sponsored by the Telus
Author Bio: Carmen was born in Santiago, Chile and arrived in Canada when she was a small child. Her family were political refugees fleeing the Pinochet dictatorship. She is an award-winning stage actor and playwright, whose work has been seen extensively in North and South America. She has written and co-written twenty plays, including The Refugee Hotel and Blue Box. Her first book, a memoir entitled Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won the 2012 CBC Canada Reads contest and was a #1 national bestseller. Her second memoir, Mexican Hooker #1: And My Other Roles Since The Revolution, is a powerful, heartfelt and grippingly honest memoir of finding meaning in life and one’s voice as an artist, and of developing the strength to confront and overcome a childhood trauma.
Hosts: Mary Duffy and Sita Carboni
Upcoming Book Club Dates: Oct 25th: If I Fall; If I Die by Michael Christie
Nov 22nd: Adventures in Solitude by Grant Lawrence
Book Talks Reading List: www.pandorascollective.com/literary-events.html
Pandora’s Collective is pleased to present this reading, as a part of the Identity Collage: The Canadian Mosaic program, sponsored by Teuls