The Booked! Fernie Writers' Series is a firm favourite on the Fernie cultural calendar featuring some of Canada's best and brightest literary talents.
Please note in-person attendance is adult only (19+). As there are limited tickets available please notify the library right away if you're unable to attend, so they can contact people on the waitlist. The evening begins at 7pm with the author reading and Q&A at 7:30pm.
Join local author Angie Abdou for a discussion with Marsha Lederman, the author of Kiss the Red Stairs: The Holocaust, Once Removed, published by McClelland & Stewart.
Marsha Lederman was born in Toronto, the youngest of three daughters. Her parents, Polish Jews, were Holocaust survivors.
Marsha graduated from the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson (now Toronto Metropolitan University), and completed a subsequent English literature degree at York University. She began working full time as a radio journalist in 1991, first in Barrie, then Hamilton and finally in Toronto, at Q107 and AM 640. When the latter became Talk 640, Marsha began working as a talk show host. She joined CBC Radio in 2000, initially as morning news editor in Toronto. She held a variety of positions until 2005, when she became CBC Radio’s inaugural National Arts Reporter. In 2007, she left the CBC – and Toronto – to become The Globe and Mail’s Western Arts Correspondent. She likes to say she has the best job in Canada.
In addition to academic awards, Marsha has won an RTNDA award for a radio documentary series about the Holocaust, a Gabriel Award for a radio documentary about secular music in sacred venues, and a National Newspaper Award for a story about Margaret Atwood and an essay about climate change and the arts.
Marsha lives in Vancouver with her son, Jacob.
For 5 years, the Fernie Heritage Library has welcomed some of the biggest names in Canadian writing for a highly anticipated reception that includes an author reading and Q&A followed by live music and lively discussion. The evenings begin with delicious complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The events draw crowds of up to 100 to fill the beautiful Fernie Heritage Library for an engaging evening celebrating the undeniable talents of each guest author.