Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition book club: Kathy’s book With a Closed Fist was discussed on CBC Radio as part of the annual Poverty and Homelessness Action week panel to talk about books that illustrate the challenges of being poor in Canada
Kathy speaking to the Niagara Falls Public Library Book Club at the annual Book Lovers’ Literary Luncheon about her book, With a Closed Fist: Growing Up In Canada’s Toughest Neighbourhood (Véhicule Press, Montréal).
In 1978, the National Film Board of Canada made a short documentary about Point St. Charles, a neighbourhood they described as the “toughest in Canada.” Click here to watch the documentary.
SYNOPSIS – from the National Film Board:This short documentary is a portrait of Point St. Charles, one of Montreal’s notoriously bleak neighbourhoods. Many of the residents are English-speaking and of Irish origin; many of them are also on welfare. Considered to be one of the toughest districts in all of Canada, Point St. Charles is poor in terms of community facilities, but still full of rich contrasts and high spirits – that is, most of the time.
Kathy will be speaking at the Niagara Falls Public Library Book Lovers’ Literary Lunch event April 27th @1:00pm. Enjoy an end-of-year celebratory luncheon with Niagara Falls book club members and a talk + Q&A session with Kathy about her book, With a Closed Fist.
Tickets are $15 (wine tickets an additional $5), and Kathy’s book will be available to purchase for $20. See the flyer below for more details, hope to see you there!
My son, Scott Mitchell, is a master’s student in integrative biology at Wilfrid Laurier University. He recently presented his research at Laurier’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition and I think he was awesome! Here’s a link to the video: