Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saskatoon -  Broadway Business District - Broadway & 10th Street | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Saskatoon Sunday, September 24, 2017.

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An Insider Account of Canada’s Confederation — AnneMcDonald (in conversation with Ruth Millar)

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles by Anne McDonald gives a woman’s perspective and a much deeper understanding of the events and of the men who brokered the federal union of 1867. “Mercy Coles’ diary of the social side of Canada’s Confederation conference reveals a story…of politicians lobbying each other through the medium of their unmarried daughters. An enlightening, entertaining read” (Fred Stenson).

Ruth Millar was head of Local History at the Saskatoon Public Library for fifteen years and is the author of three books of history and biography.

Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles

Canada’s journey to Confederation kicked off with a bang — or rather, a circus, a civil war (the American one), a small fortune’s worth of champagne, and a lot of making love — in the old-fashioned sense. Miss Confederation offers a rare look back, through a woman’s eyes, at the men and events at the centre of this pivotal time in Canada’s history.

  • History

Anne McDonald

Anne McDonald is an award-winning author. Her novel To the Edge of the Sea won the Saskatchewan First Book Award. Her play Lullabies and Cautions was recently showcased at the 2016 Spring Festival of New Plays. Her work has appeared in literary journals, Canada’s History, and on CBC Radio. Anne teaches theatre and creative writing. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Nonfiction: (Regina, SK), Miss Confederation