OLC Manager of Communications and Marketing, Jody Lundrigan, had the pleasure of interviewing Canadian author Maureen Jennings at this year’s Word on the Street Festival in Toronto on September 26. Maureen is the author of many well-known books, including the series featuring detective William Murdoch set in 1890′s Toronto.
Jody Lundrigan, OLC Manager of Communications and Marketing at Word on the Street
What brought Maureen to Word on the Street, however, is the launch of ABC Life Literacy Canada’s new initiative Good Reads. Good Reads addresses the shortage of engaging books for adult literacy learners by publishing books with adult characters, perspectives, themes and subjects that encourage reading practice, develop literacy skills, and increase reading confidence.
To help launch the initiative, Maureen Jennings read an excerpt from her Good Reads book entitled “Shipwreck“, about a tiny town in Nova Scotia who helps rescue the crew and passengers of a ship that wrecks off the coast. Only one of the passengers has a terrible secret…
Maureen Jennings at Word on the Street
Everyone had such a great time, even Toronto Mayor David Miller stopped by!
Maureen Jennings with Mayor David Miller