An Afternoon with Mary WalshSunday Apr 30 2017 2:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
In conversation with Lara Rae and signing her novel Crying for the Moon (HarperCollins Canada). Co-presented by the Winnipeg Interantional Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series.
In this funny and poignant debut novel, actress, comedian and social activist Mary Walsh has created the unforgettable Maureen Brennan, a young woman coming of age in late 1960s St. Johnís, Newfoundland.
Mary Walsh was born in St. Johnís, Newfoundland. She studied acting at Ryerson University and is the creator of the CBCís This Hour Has 22 Minutes, which has won numerous Gemini, Canadian Comedy and Canadian Screen Awards. She is a versatile actor and has appeared in both dramatic and comedy series, including the Gemini Award winner Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, which she wrote and starred in. Recently, Walsh has starred in Sensitive Skin, Rookie Blue and Slasher. She currently has several feature films in development, and in 2017 the cast of Hatching, Matching and Dispatching will be reunited for a CBC feature called Christmas Fury, which Walsh wrote, is producing and will star in. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and has received a Governor Generalís Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.
Host Lara Rae is the co-founding A.D of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and one of the award winning developers of the hit show Little Mosque on the Prairie.
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In this brilliantly funny and poignant debut novel, actress, comedian and social activist Mary Walsh has created the unforgettable Maureen Brennan, a young woman coming of age in late 1960s St. John's, NewfoundlandThere is no one like Maureen, the second youngest daughter of the Sarge, a mother so bitter, so angry about her fate that she bullies her children and her husband before anyone else has a chance to. Maureen's dad, once gorgeously young, is now a beaten-down man who tells his best stories when he is drunk.School is torture, with the nuns watching every move she makes. Oh, but Maureen wants a bigger life. She wants to go to sexy, exciting Montreal and be part of Expo 67, even if it means faking her way into the school choir. Once there, Maureen escapes the vigilant eye of Sister Imobilis and sneaks out into the city where, over the course of a few hours, and after a series of breathtakingly bad decisions, she changes the course of her life forever.All Maureen really wanted was to get her life going. Even now, with everyone and everything against her, Maureen has one thing that nobody can take away: she is the indomitable Maureen--a young woman who is so much more than anyone thinks.