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BLMS Reads: Novel Study

September 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our final installment of Black Lives Matter Sudbury Reads is our Novel Study! On September 27, we’ll take a look at the national-bestselling novel, Gutter Child, by Jael Richardson. The fictional work centers Elimina, a teenage girl, trying to survive in a world that systematically oppresses and devalues people like herself – namely, “gutter children” – who are taught to strive towards a life on the privileged Mainland. Her journey has many twists and turns, leading her to begin questioning what she truly wants to strive towards. Author Jael Richardson will be joining us for our virtual novel study, and we hope to see you there!

Fill out our registration form to register for the Novel Study session.

To read a full overview of the book, click here.

About the Author

JAEL RICHARDSON is the executive director of the FOLD literary festival, the books columnist on CBC Radio’s q and an outspoken advocate on issues of diversity. She is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. The memoir received a CBC Bookie Award, an Arts Acclaim Award, and a My People Award. A children’s edition was published by Groundwood Books. Her essay “Conception” is part of Room’s first Women of Colour edition, and excerpts from her first play, my upside down black face, appear in the anthology T-Dot Griots: An Anthology of Toronto’s Black Storytellers. Jael Richardson received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.


September 27, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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