What does it mean to be a Newfoundlander?
Today all all about canadian books
author Donna Morrissey will tell us...
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher. Welcome to all about canadian books. This week's guest is author Donna Morrissey. Donna Morrissey is an award-winning, best-selling author and educator who says it was her good fortune to have been born and raised in an outport of 12 houses, and...where they were only allowed to talk to six of those!
We discussed her memoir Pluck, which was published by Penguin Canada. Pluck is a memoir of a Newfoundland Childhood and the Raucous, Terrible, Amazing Journey to Becoming a Novelist.
To learn more about this writer, teacher and speaker
Donna Morrissey Made Me Cry
Watch Donna Morrissey read an excerpt from her memoir Pluck. OMG! Donna's reading made me cry! (seriously) I was so emotional I could hardly get through the rest of our interview. Aaahhhhh, the power of literature.
Many thanks to Donna Morrissey and to our viewers. Happy Holidays!
Author Adam Mardero discusses what
it means to be autistic...
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher. Welcome to all about canadian books. This week’s guest is Adam Mardero. Adam was diagnosed with Asperger’s at the age of nine. He holds a Master’s Degree in History, a Bachelor of Education & has dedicated his life to helping further the causes of Autism and neurodiversity acceptance.
Adam Mardero’s memoir Uncommon Sense An Autistic Journey, was published by Latitude46.
After being diagnosed with Asperger's, Adam embarked on a lifelong quest for understanding and self-acceptance. His memoir shares how he navigated the darkest dungeons and brightest triumphs of a life on the Autistic Spectrum and through it all discovers the ultimate treasure: what it really means to find yourself and live life on your own terms.
I learned A LOT reading Adam's story.
Be sure to check out Adam's blog Differently Wired it's "dedicated to all things neurodiverse."
A Reading from Uncommon Sense & a Writing Tip or Two
Adam for a little confidence and bravery away we go...
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