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Events & Book Clubs

Sailor Girl, a few friends and few stiff vodkas would do the trick for your book club. Here are some ideas for your discussion, but a few drinks in, who knows what stories you'll be sharing!

When / Where:

October 12, 2011 | 11:00 a.m.

Lock 8, Welland Canal, Pt Colbourne

Project Bookmark Canada celebrates locally-inspired writing by installing Bookmarks - a plaque bearing a selection from a notable Canadian literary work set in that location.  Previous bookmarks include:

· In The Skin Of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje (Bloor Viaduct, Toronto)

· Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay (Bronson Place at Colonel By Drive, Ottawa)

Sailor Girl Bookmarked
Sleep Giant Writers Festival
When / Where:

August 28-30, 2009 | 7:00 p.m.

Fort William Park, Thunder Bay

The Sleeping Giant Writers Festival brings premier Canadian authors to the city for a weekend of workshops, readings, and interaction with festival attendees. It's the largest literary festival in Northern Ontario, held in the shadow of Thunder Bay's Sleeping Giant.


For more, visit the festival here.

Suggested Sailor Girl discussion topics


  • Sailor Girl's Kate McLeod: Slut or adventuress?

  • Kate's choice: What's the appeal of the bad boy?

  • Up and down the lakes and going nowhere: At 19, where is Kate headed?

  • Finding Calvin: What is Kate on about when she recounts the story of the apple tree in the garden - her first sexual encounter - and Calvin?

  • Life ashore and aboard: What are the roles of depression, alcoholism, work and the open water?

  • Canadian encounters: From the Lakehead to Cape Breton, how does Sailor Girl reflect on local and regional cultures?

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