Calgary Wordfest Imaginarium

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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Vancouver, BC

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  

Victoria, BC

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.  

Hamilton, ON

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!

Toronto, ON

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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