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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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In his new novel, The Bjorkan Sagas, Harold R. Johnson draws upon his Cree and Scandinavian roots to merge myth, fantasy, and history into an epic saga of exploration and adventure.

While sorting through the possessions of his recently deceased neighbour, Johnson discovers an old, handwritten manuscript containing epic stories composed in an obscure Swedish dialect. Together, they form The Björkan Sagas. The first saga tells of three Björkans, led by Juha the storyteller, who set out from their valley to discover what lies beyond its borders. Their quest brings them into contact with the devious story-trader Anthony de Marchand, a group of gun-toting aliens in search of Heaven, and an ethereal Medicine Woman named Lilly.

Harold R. Johnson is a Canadian attorney and writer, whose previous book Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (And Yours) was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction at the 2016 Governor General's Awards. Born and raised in northern Saskatchewan, he was a member of the Canadian Navy and worked at mining and logging before graduating from Harvard Law School. He managed a private practice for several years and then became a Crown prosecutor. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and lives on his family trapline with his wife, Joan.

Join us for an evening of inspiration and entertainment as Harold R. Johnson discusses his book, his writing process and more.

Registration required. This session will be held virtually over Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to participants on the day of the program.

Funded by the Government of Canada


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  • An evening with Harold R. Johnson

    Registration opens August 31 and closes October 13.


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