Immigrating to #WaterlooRegion: From 1 Generation to the Next

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Immigrating to #WaterlooRegion: From 1 Generation to the Next

June 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Graphic advertising Author Afternoon in the City of Waterloo

Linn Sommer is an amateur sleuth and, like her creator, Dani, a newly landed immigrant. My protagonist, Juliana Roth, loves dance and is a 2nd generation descendant of immigrants, just like me. Both protagonists–and both authors–live in Waterloo Region.

Do Linn and Juliana reflect some of Dani’s and my experiences? Or do Dani and I fully re-create our experiences through Linn and Juliana?

Join me and fellow writer and friend Dani Baker for an afternoon of laughs, memories, and reflections on the immigration story of Waterloo Region. Dani will read from her cozy mystery series, Hansel & Pretzel, and I’ll read from my contemporary/historical fiction series, Between Worlds. A Q&A session and book sale will follow.

What initially brought me and Dani together was a German-language book exchange we’d arranged online. Now, six or seven years later, we find ourselves sharing our stories of Canada and immigration through our writing. We held our first joint reading in April and had so much fun that we couldn’t wait to team up again. We hope you’ll come and join us for this inaugural season of Author Afternoons in Waterloo!


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