History Shaped Lives: Marsha Lederman & Pieter Waterdrinker
September 30 at 2pm
Join Canadian Arts Correspondent Marsha Lederman and Dutch novelist Pieter Waterdrinker for a discussion on cultural upheavals in history and their personal effects on their lives today. Lederman’s Kiss the Red Stairs delves into her parents’ Holocaust stories in the wake of her own divorce, investigating how trauma migrates through generations with empathy, humour and resilience. Waterdrinker was born in the Netherlands and moved to Russia in the late 1980s, where his personal memoir, The Long Song of Tchaikovsky Street, begins when a priest asks him to smuggle Bibles into the Soviet Union. Waterdrinker finds himself still in Saint Petersburg after 30 years, having lived through a social and cultural revolution that divided Russia.
Date & Time: September 30 at 2pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing
Part of New Dutch Writing, supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto.