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So the Story Goes – Memoirs

So the Story Goes is a series of activities presenting different forms of storytelling, from picture books to music and Indigenous storytelling. This project explores different forms of storytelling important to the Quebec Anglophone community and allows participants to experiment with many ways to tell stories.


February 16, 2022
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This activity will include a short presentation by an author, journalist, and creative writing teacher, followed by a workshop during which the guest will present the basis of her art and will guide the participants in applying their new knowledge in a practical way.


Guest – Elaine Kalman Naves

Elaine Kalman Naves was born in Hungary, grew up in Budapest, London, and Montreal, and is the author of eight books, among them two award-winning memoirs about her family: Journey to Vaja, and Shoshanna’s Story. Journey to Vaja was made into a documentary film, as well as a CBC IDEAS documentary. Elaine’s novel The Book of Faith was nominated for the 2016 Leacock Prize for Humour. She has led workshops for the Quebec Writers’ Federation for more than twenty years and has taught and mentored well-known writers before they were well known.




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For any questions, please contact info@morrin.org


      Ce projet est rendu possible grâce au support du Gouvernement du Canada.