October 19, 2021
EMWF Kids: Ga’s/The Train
Hosted by Eden Mills Writers’ Festival
School groups, online learners, and families are invited to join us for a special literary event during Ontario Public Library Week. This event is presented in partnership with Wellington County Library.
“I’m waiting for what we lost that day to come back to us.”
Author Jodie Callaghan joins us to present the dual-language edition, in English and Mi'gmaq, of the Silver Birch Express-nominated title, The Train, a story that reflects on the impact of the residential school system.
Jodie Callaghan is a Mi'gmaq woman from the Listuguj First Nation in Gespegewa’gi near Quebec. She has always been drawn to story-telling and has found writing to be the best way to connect to her history and her culture. She was inspired to write The Train after listening to many people tell her about their residential school experience. Jodie is currently working as an adult education teacher in her community. She lives with her husband, child, and her two pugs.
This event will include ASL Interpretation.