An Evening with Harold R. Johnson

Halton Hills Public Library - Georgetown Branch

Halton Hills, ON

Digital History & heritage Indigenous Writing & literature

In his new novel, The Bjorkan Sagas, Harold R. Johnson draws upon his Cree and Scandinavian roots to merge myth, fantasy, and history into an epic saga of exploration and adventure. While sorting through the possessions of his recently deceased neighbour, Johnson discovers an old, handwritten manuscript containing epic stories composed in an obscure Swedish dialect. Together, they form The Björkan Sagas. The first saga tells of three Björkans, led by Juha the storyteller, who set out from their valley to discover what lies beyond its borders. Their quest brings them into contact with the devious story-trader Anthony de Marchand, a group of gun-toting aliens in search of Heaven, and an ethereal Medicine Woman named Lilly. Harold R. Johnson is a Canadian attorney and writer, whose previous book Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (And Yours) was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction at the 2016 Governor General's Awards. Born and raised in northern Saskatchewan, he was a member of the Canadian Navy and worked at mining and logging before graduating from Harvard Law School. He managed a private practice for several years and then became a Crown prosecutor. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and lives on his family trapline with his wife, Joan. Join us for an evening of inspiration and entertainment as Harold R. Johnson discusses his book, his writing process and more. Registration required.

Wed 13 Oct
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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This event is free.

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Halton Hills Public Library

For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community. For Culture Days this year, the Library will host a wide variety of activities for all age groups in various artistic disciplines. Please join us online or in branch to learn more about Culture Days at the Library, including the programs, venues, dates and times; as well as the arts and culture opportunities available in Halton Hills year-round. Plus, you can follow and engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube for the latest updates. For more information on library programs, services, hours of operation and access to the online catalogue, please visit www.hhpl.on.ca.

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For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community....

Location

9 Church Street

Halton Hills, ON

Event Contact

Halton Hills Public Library

askus@haltonhills.ca

905-873-2681

Language

English