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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Writing the Family with Ven Begamudré and Jan Wong (in conversation with Dave Margoshes)

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Two writers explore the complicated relationships between parents and children. Ven Begamudré’s Extended Families: A Memoir of India traces the history of both sides of his family, telling a story that is both timeless and universal.

In Jan Wong’s Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family In France, Italy and China, a mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting — and occasionally clashing — over their mutual love of cooking.

Dave Margoshes is a former journalist turned novelist, poet, short story writer, and editor.

Apron Strings

In Jan Wong’s Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family In France, Italy and China, a mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting — and occasionally clashing — over their mutual love of cooking.

  • Nonfiction

Jan Wong

JAN WONG is the author of five non-fiction bestsellers, including Out of the Blue and Red China Blues, which was named one of Time magazine’s top ten non-fiction books of 1996. (Twenty years later, the book is still in print.) She has won numerous journalism awards (too many to mention) and is now a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. A third-generation Canadian, Jan Wong is the eldest daughter of a prominent Montreal restaurateur.

Nonfiction: (Toronto, ON & Fredericton, NB), Apron Strings

Extended Families: A Memoir of India

Ven Begamudré’s Extended Families: A Memoir of India traces the history of both sides of his family, telling a story that is both timeless and universal.

  • Memoir
  • Nonfiction

Ven Begamudre

Ven Begamudré was born in South India and came to Canada when he was six. He has an honours degree in public administration and an MFA in creative writing. He has held numerous residencies and was the 1996 Canada-Scotland exchange writer-in-residence. His work has appeared in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, and Scotland. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. Extended Families: A Memoir of India is his ninth book.

(Regina, SK), Extended Families: A Memoir of India