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September 2019

Daughter of Family G

September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019 is the release date for--Daughter of Family G: a Memoir of Cancer Genes, Love and Fate

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Halifax Launch of Daughter of Family G

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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The Halifax launch of Daughter of Family G.

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Ross Creek, NS

September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, 555 Ross Creek Rd
Canning, NS B0P 1H0 Canada
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I'm honoured to have The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts host a special "hometown" launch of Daughter of Family G.   I hope you'll join me for an evening of story and song, and a peek inside my family photo album. There will also be a Q&A and book signing. Seated is limited, so this is a ticketed event. See below to reserve your spot! Books will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased via the following link: Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Books can also be pre-ordered in advance for pick-up

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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lunenburg Bound, 139 Montague Street
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada
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I'm pleased to be teaming up with Lunenburg Bound Books for the third of my Nova Scotia Daughter of Family G events! Hope to see you at 7pm on Thursday, September 26th.   

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October 2019

Toronto, ON

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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I'll be reading in the auditorium of the North York Central Library as part of the TPL "eh list" series on October 2 at 7pm.  Bestselling author Ami McKay appears to discuss her new book Daughter of Family G: A Memoir of Cancer Genes, Love and Fate. Weaving together family history, genetic discovery, and scenes from her life, Ami McKay tells the compelling, true-science story of her own family's unsettling legacy of hereditary cancer. In this intimate, candid, and probing genetic memoir, McKay explores the challenges that come from carrying a mutation that not only killed many people she loved,

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Hamilton, ON

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hamilton, 40 Bay Street South
Hamilton, ON L8P 0B3 Canada
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I'm so excited to be part of the 2019 Fall GritLit Reading Series!  Please join me at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Hamilton on October 3, for an evening of readings and conversation about Daughter of Family G.  This is a ticketed event. ($15 for the evening, or $30 for the entire Fall series.) For more information or to purchase tickets, please click the GritLit link.  Ami McKay at GritLit Hope to see you there!

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Ottawa Read for the Cure

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7 Canada
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I'll be at Read for the Cure, Ottawa on October 15, 2019.

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Victoria, BC

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bolen Books, 111 1644 Hillside Avenue Hillside Centre
Victoria, BC V8T 2C5 Canada
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Can't wait to return to Victoria, BC on October 16, for an evening at the wonderful Bolen Books!  Ami McKay makes her much-anticipated return to Bolen Books! She's wowed us all with her incredible fiction, and now she's back with her memoir, Daughter of Family G. In it, she explores not only her own life but the legacy of her family, the most detailed and longest cancer geneology ever studied, and how that legacy and the shadow of Lynch syndrome has affected her. This incredibly informative and touching event will be one you won't want to miss.  

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Vancouver, BC

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Indigo Granville, 2505 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3G7 Canada
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Please join me at the Indigo Granville bookstore in Vancouver on October 17th at 7pm for a special Daughter of Family G launch. Hope to see you there!   NB There was a error with an earlier posting. The reading is NOT at the Robson store. Please tell your friends. Sorry for any confusion!!! 2505 Robson  

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Calgary Wordfest Imaginarium

October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Conversation With Ami McKay will be held at 1pm, Oct. 20th at Calgary's Memorial Park Library during this year's Wordfest Imaginarium.  In 2001, long before the advent of at-home DNA kits, Ami McKay tested positive for Lynch Syndrome, a genetic mutation responsible for the cancer that plagued her family for generations. Ever since, the bestselling novelist of The Birth House and The Witches of New York has been living “in an unsettling state between wellness and cancer.” With questions from award winning health and medicine journalist Christina Frangou, McKay will discuss her just released memoir, Daughter of Family G., and

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Edmonton LitFest

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Canadian Literature Centre, 3-5 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C5 Canada
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I'm thrilled to be presenting at this year's LitFest Alberta in Edmonton, Canada's original non-fiction festival. Please join me at noon on October 22nd for a brown bag lunch event at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta.  For details, please visit the LitFest website: Litfest Alberta 2019 

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Saskatoon McNally Robinson

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McNally Robinson Saskatoon, 8th Street at Circle Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2 Canada
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An Evening With Ami McKay The Saskatoon launch of Daughter of Family G will be held in the Travel Alcove of the wonderful McNally Robinson bookstore. Please join me for an evening of storytelling, readings, book signing and conversation.  

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Ottawa Writers Festival

October 27, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St.
Ottawa, ON Canada
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I'll be in Ottawa on October 27th for the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Please join me at 4:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral for a special Daughter of Family G event, including a discussion with CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld.  This is a ticketed event. Please go to the following link to reserve your seat: Ami McKay at the Ottawa Writers Fest.

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November 2019

Charlottetown, PEI

November 7, 2019
Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 145 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1J1 Canada
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Can't wait to read at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown! I'll be there with the wonderful folks from Bookmark on November 7.  Details TBA  

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Montreal Read for the Cure

November 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. James Hotel, 265 St. Jacques St
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1M6 Canada
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I'll be participating in this year's Montreal Read for the Cure!

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