28. Jimmy & James/Present & Past: Historical Fiction
Reading and conversation
with Charlotte Gray
In the most recent example of her beautifully written, audacious, and deeply inventive work, Kathleen Winter presents two characters in one, General James Wolfe, known to most Canadian school-children as the “Conqueror of Canada”, and Jimmy, a homeless ex-soldier with PTSD in present-day Montreal. Jimmy bears more than a passing resemblance to Wolfe, who died in 1759. Join Kathleen and biographer/historian Charlotte Gray as they interrogate Kathleen’s copious research and discuss how she arrived at this striking approach to depicting anew this famous historical figure.
10:30 – 11:30 am
Holiday Inn, Islandview Room
2 Princess Street, Kingston ON K7L 1A2
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