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November 2016

Lunenburg—Holiday Open House at Lexicon Books

November 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexicon Books, 125 Montague Street
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada
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Janet Barkhouse will be here from 2-4 p.m., signing her new children's book Keeper of the Light (Formac), and Ami McKay will be here too, from 6-8 p.m. to sign her brand new book The Witches of New York (Knopf Canada)! Drop in for some hot cider or eggnog and some cookies, and to have your books gift-wrapped. Inspiring, thought-provoking, delightful, unique books! Door prizes! Holiday cheer!

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April 2017

Halifax – The Hours Turn To Nothing

April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
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April 28 & 29 "Collaborating with internationally acclaimed author Ami McKay (The Birth House, The Virgin Cure), Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble presents an original work of choral theatre that explores the role midwives, nurses, and women played in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion. The Halifax Explosion (December 6, 1917) killed 2,000 people and seriously injured another 9,000. The blast was the largest human-made explosion in history until the introduction of the atom bomb. Amid the stories of death, ruin, and injury, it is lesser known that many pregnant women living within range of the explosion went into spontaneous labour from

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July 2017

Ross Creek – Nothing Less!

July 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, 555 Ross Creek Rd
Canning, NS B0P 1H0 Canada
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July Two Planks and a Passion's "Theatre Off The Grid" MainStage production for 2017 is Nothing Less! co written by Ami McKay and Ken Schwartz. In the midst of the Great War, Canadian women knit their bit, bought Victory bonds and kept the home fires burning. Yet they still didn’t have the vote. Set during the spring of 1918, Nothing Less! is a moving tale of an intrepid band of small town suffragists (and the men who loved them). “Men, their rights, and nothing more. Women, their rights, and nothing less!” (Tickets available through the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts web site. See

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August 2018

Ross Creek Teen Academy

August 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, 555 Ross Creek Rd
Canning, NS B0P 1H0 Canada
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This summer I'll be co-teaching the 2018 Teen Arts Academy writing course at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts with Two Planks and a Passion Theatre's artistic director, Ken Schwartz. "The goal of the Academy is to provide students 14–18 years old with an intensive hands-on experience in the arts in an environment that emphasizes creativity and innovation while using constructive critiques by professional artist mentors  to assist in artistic growth.  Students enroll in one discipline as their core activity with focused collaboration projects across all disciplines to create original multidisciplinary work." Check out Ross Creek's website for further

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October 2018

Half Spent Was the Night

October 16, 2018

A Witches Yuletide.  The official launch of new fiction from Ami McKay. For more details, visit the following page: Half Spent Was the Night  

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November 2018

Halifax launch – Half Spent Was The Night

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Join me for the launch of my novella, Half Spent Was the Night: a Witches' Yuletide, at the Halifax Central Library. I'll be giving an illustrated talk, reading and Q&A. Books will be available for signing from Bookmark Halifax. Hope to see you there!  

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An Evening with Ami McKay in Historic Lunenburg

November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lunenburg Bound, 139 Montague Street
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Canada
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I'm thrilled announce that I'll be appearing at the wonderful Lunenburg Bound Books and Paper, November 17, at 7pm.  

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A Cozy Evening at Box of Delights

November 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Box of Delights, 466 Main Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada
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DUE TO WEATHER THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. Moved from Thursday to Friday the 23rd. Please join me for an evening of treats and cheer to celebrate my newest work, Half Spent Was the Night: a Witches' Yuletide. I'll be at the Box of Delights in Wolfville serving up stories and engelszopf!  

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December 2018

Dartmouth Chapters Signing

December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chapters Dartmouth, 41 Mic Mac Blvd
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4Y8 Canada
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I'll be at the Dartmouth Chapters for a signing on December 1st. Stop by for a chat and stock up on your holiday book-giving needs! See you there!

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September 2019

Daughter of Family G

September 24

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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