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Wordfest presents Measha Brueggergosman

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2nd Floor, Memorial Park Library

1221 2 Street Southwest

Calgary, AB T2R 1N8

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Join opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman in the Wordfest Engagement Lab for the launch of her new book, Something is Always on Fire. This event is hosted by Judith Duthie and includes an intimate on-stage conversation and book signing following the event.

Measha Brueggergosman has moved audiences around the world with her unique gifts. Among her many triumphs, she has won Juno Awards, been nominated for a Grammy, sung to a telecast of over 3 billion viewers at the opening of the 2010 Olympic Games, and soloed in the great concert halls of Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. But her success has been matched by personal hardship.

In this honest and revealing memoir, Brueggergosman shares her experiences with music, but also her ongoing struggle to balance her ambition for a life fully lived with the traditions and responsibilities she has committed herself to. She reflects on the ups and downs of marrying young and the tragedy of losing children, on the efforts to understand who she has become in contrast to how she was raised, on how her health problems have changed her, on the psychological push-and-pull of being a performer and the unavoidable effects of consistent audience approval. Through it all, Brueggergosman has weathered the storms, bolstered by her faith and her family, and revelling in her appetite for music, food, yoga and sex.

About Measha Brueggergosman

Measha Brueggergosman is a world-renowned opera singer, Juno award–winning recording artist, personality and television host. She is the goodwill ambassador for three international aid organizations and has received numerous honourary degrees and awards of recognition. She is a sixth-generation Maritimer and the descendant of Black Loyalists, and when she is not touring the world, she lives in Nova Scotia with her children.

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