Carolyn Morgan has been invited to read from Art Love Forgery at the 2017 Word on the Street Halifax Book and Magazine Festival
The Word on the Street Halifax Book and Magazine Festival is an annual, one-day literary festival in conjunction with other the Word on the Street host cities. The festival celebrates reading and writing, and promotes Atlantic Canadian authors, illustrators, books, plays, and magazines.
Carolyn Morgan will be reading from Art Love Forgery on Saturday, September 16, at 10:00 am in the RBC Room of the Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax).
In 1880, Polish artist Alexander Pindikowsky is arrested for the crime of forgery and sentenced to fifteen months at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s. Governor John Hawley Glover, when made aware of Pindikowsky’s talent, arranges for the prisoner to serve part of his sentence designing and painting ceiling frescoes at Government House. Ellen Dormody, a parlour maid at Government House, witnesses first-hand the brilliance of Alexander’s artistry and is captivated by the mysterious painter. Inspired by true events, Art Love Forgery is a story of forbidden love in nineteenth-century St. John’s, a legend that lives on within the walls and ceilings of Government House.
For more information, please visit the Word on the Street Halifax website at http://thewordonthestreet.ca/halifax/.