Meet author Kim Letson as she reads excerpts from her two new books, followed by Q &A and book signing.
Synopsis Soul of a Nomad: Traversing Canada, rounding Cape Horn, riding the Patagonian Pampas and Mongolian wilds. From Greek Islands to North Cape, through Thailand or along the Silk Road, Letson’s journeys reflect her curiosity and adventurous spirit. Readers meet characters imagined and real: ancestral ghosts, the author’s intrepid parents, lighthouse keepers, an Auschwitz survivor, gauchos, Roma and nomads. Set within historic and literary contexts, Soul of a Nomad shares sixty-five years of journeys and revelations. Evocative descriptions nestle amongst hair-raising anecdotes, every page encouraging the reader to explore further. (Locally available at Laughing Oyster)
Synopsis In the Footsteps of a Roman Legion: On a blistering September morning in 2016, intrepid friends in their sixties – Kim and Pat – set off on foot from Durrës, Albania towards Istanbul, Turkey. Tracing the route of a Roman road, the Via Egnatia, they dedicate their endeavour to raising funds for refugee relief. Owing to a guidebook that overstates amenities, the trek becomes more challenging than expected. As they negotiate hurdles, test their endurance, and encounter human smugglers and feral dogs, an indomitable sense of humour, a personified GPS, and an imagined Roman legionnaire see them through daily adventures. (Will be locally available at Laughing Oyster after 19 Nov)
Where & When
Comox United Church
250 Beach Drive Comox
Wednesday 24 November 2021 – 2:30 to 4:00pm
Please consider an RVSP by 23 November to [email protected] so we put out enough chairs.
In accordance with public health regulations, proof of double vaccine is required to enter the venue and masks must be worn during event.