May 3, 2012
Best-selling author honours history at Brescia
The Circle’s Jeanne Adamson Memorial Event
An Evening with Ami McKay
author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure
Thursday, May 17, 2012
7:30 p.m., Brescia Auditorium, Admission by Donation, Free Parking
London, ON – Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House was a # 1 bestseller in Canada, winner of three CBA Libris Awards, nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and a book club favourite around the world. Her new novel, The Virgin Cure, is inspired by the life of her great- great grandmother, Dr. Sarah Fonda Mackintosh, a female physician in nineteenth century New York. Her discussion will highlight the ongoing contribution of women to our local and national literary landscape, the theme of motherhood within her works, and her commitment to writing strong female characters within her work.
Ami graduated with an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Indiana State University, and continued on for a graduate studies degree in Musicology. Ami then moved to Chicago to teach Music. Ami, trying to find a way to combine her love of music and sound with her passion for writing, began to write and produce documentaries for CBC. In 2003, an apprenticeship in the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia’s mentorship program allowed Ami to complete a first draft of The Birth House.
A book signing will follow the event, and both books will be available for purchase at the event.
This Sophia Series event is sponsored by The Circle Women’s Centre. Created by Shelly Siskind, this lecture honours Jeanne Adamson, a woman who was not famous or well known, but a mother and friend who touched the lives of everyone with whom she came in contact. Adamson passed away from cancer in 1987.
For more information please contact Colleen Aguilar, Communications, Marketing & External Relations Officer, at 519.432.8353, ext. 28280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is affiliated with Western University. The 1,100 women registered as either full- or part-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred, and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For information, please visit www.brescia.uwo.ca