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Mary Walsh

Canadian comedic icon celebrates her debut novel

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library  616 Macleod Tr. SE
  • Price $17 - $20
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Canadian actress, comedian, and social activist Mary Walsh tells the unforgettable story of a young woman coming of age in 1960s Newfoundland. Join Wordfest for this on-stage interview hosted by comedian Cory Mack followed by a signing of her new book, Crying for the Moon.

Raised on tough love in St. John’s, Maureen is the second youngest of a bitter and angry mother and a beaten-down father who tells the best stories. Though she feels trapped, Maureen dreams of what her life could be like in Montreal and she’s determined to get there, even if it means faking her way into the school choir.

Wordfest presents Mary Walsh at 7:00pm on May 2, 2017 at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library (616 Macleod Tr. SE).