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Prisons, Justice, & Love: An evening with Diane Schoemperlen
Thu, 3 November 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Doors open at 6:30pm. Reading & Discussion begin at 7pm.
Hear Governor General award winning author Diane Schoemperlen read from her memoir 'This Is Not My Life'. Join the discussion about justice, stigma, and prevention with emcee Mike Farwell. Special guests include Jennifer Hutton from Women’s Crisis Services and Chris Cowie from Community Justice Initiatives.
Turn the Page Book Club is a community reading project to get people thinking and talking about justice, stigma and creating safe communities. It's simple to join the book club. You just need to read the book! A reading guide is available for those who want to dig deeper.
This Is Not My Life is Diane Schoemperlen’s memoir of her long-term relationship with a prison inmate. The story of their relationship covers tough issues tied to root causes of crime, such as family violence, sexual violence, and problematic substance use. Please be aware that this book contains some scenes of violence.
P.S. This is the kind of book club event where it’s okay if you didn’t get around to reading the book! Hope you can join us for this community conversation.
Getting to 256 King St. E
Fresh Ground at 256 King Street East is The Working Centre's new café. Find it via the GRT Bus Route 7. Parking available on King Street, Duke Street, Scott Street, and Eby Street, and the Kitchener Market parking garage at 300 King Street East.