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Library hosting three Women Killing It Festival events

Women will be ‘killing it’ in Prince Edward County during three events for this year’s Women Killing It Crime Writers’ Festival, hosted by the Prince Edward County Public Library.

The festival has been on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returns with events Sept. 24, 29 and Oct. 1. All events are free of charge.

Online Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.
Women Killing It: Panel Conversation with SC Lalli, Alice Walsh and Lisa Unger

Join three of Canada’s most exciting crime authors for a panel conversation moderated by Lynn Pickering. Sponsored by Vanessa Pandos. This program will be held online via Zoom.
Register by clicking here, or visit a library to sign up.

Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Bloomfield Library Branch at 2 p.m.
Women Killing It: Catherine Fogarty
Author of Murder on the Inside: “You have taken our civil rights—we want our human rights.”

On April 14, 1971, a handful of prisoners attacked the guards at Kingston Penitentiary and seized control, making headlines around the world. For four intense days, the prisoners held the guards hostage while their leaders negotiated with a citizens’ committee of journalists and lawyers, drawing attention to the dehumanizing realities of their incarceration, including overcrowding, harsh punishment and extreme isolation. But when another group of convicts turned their pent-up rage towards some of the weakest prisoners, tensions inside the old stone walls erupted, with tragic consequences. As heavily armed soldiers prepared to regain control of the prison through a full military assault, the inmates were finally forced to surrender.

Murder on the Inside tells the harrowing story of a prison in crisis against the backdrop of a pivotal moment in the history of human rights. Occurring just months before the uprising at Attica Prison, the Kingston riot has remained largely undocumented, and few have known the details—yet the tense drama chronicled here is more relevant today than ever. A gripping account of the standoff and the efforts for justice and reform it inspired, Murder on the Inside is essential reading for our times.”

Register by clicking here or call 613-476-5962.

Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Bloomfield Branch Library at 2 p.m.
* Women Killing It: Vicki Delany in Conversation with Janet Kellough

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than forty books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. From shipwrecks to lost love to the romantic legacy of the dance hall era, Janet Kellough’s writing captures the essence of a unique people and a very special place. An island perched on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County became home for some of the province’s earliest loyalist settlers. Her novel “Wishful Seeing” (the 5th book in the Thaddeus Lewis series) was shortlisted in 2017 for an Arthur Ellis Award in the Best Novel Category and 4th Line Theatre debuted a dramatic adaptation of Wishful Seeing in August 2020!

Register by clicking here or call 613-476-5962. 



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