Book Launch for ‘A World Without Martha’ by Victoria Freeman
A WORLD WITHOUT MARTHA: A MEMOIR OF SISTERS, DISABILITY, AND DIFFERENCE
Join author Victoria Freeman for a reading and launch of her new book, A World without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference.
Following the reading, Nicholas Herd, MC for the evening, will interview Victoria about this very personal book.
A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity and inclusion.
Victoria Freeman is a writer, theatre artist, educator and public historian. She teaches in the Canadian Studies program at Glendon Campus.
Nicholas Herd is an accomplished actor and host of the Disability Channel’s “Keeping It Real With Nick.”
Light snacks will be served. Cash bar. Wheelchair accessible.
This event is sponsored by Purich Books, an imprint of UBC Press.