An Evening with Donna Morrissey
The Knowlton Literary Association is pleased to announce an evening webinar with national bestselling author Donna Morrissey, on April 23 at 7 p.m.
Pluck: A Memoir of a Newfoundland Childhood and the Raucous, Terrible, Amazing Journey to Becoming a Novelist is scheduled to be released this fall. It is a deeply personal reflection of a woman who left her isolated Newfoundland community at age 16, eager to explore the world. Her path was difficult, from the death of a teenaged brother who followed her to Alberta’s oilfields, to mental illness, marriage, divorce and working in a fish processing plant to support her two young daughters. Ultimately Morrissey landed on her feet as one of Canada’s most prominent writers, having penned six national bestselling novels.
Many of Morrissey’s stories are drawn from her own varied life experiences, combining darkness and light, levity and sadness into her tale, as the indomitable spirit and humour that sustains her.
An inspiring and insightful memoir, Pluck illustrates that even when you find yourself unravelling, you can find a way to spin the yarns that will save you–and delight readers everywhere.
Sponsored by the Writers’ Union of Canada, this live webinar brings Morrissey, who attended the 2017 Knowlton Literary festival, back virtually to our local audience.