Spend an evening with a Canadian novelist and raise funds to support free adult literacy tutoring in the West Island.
Under the Cover is Literacy Unlimited’s annual fundraising, helping raise money to support adults in the West Island to improve their English language literacy. The funds raised support Literacy Unlimited’s free one-on-one tutoring services.
At each Under the Cover event, a moderator will interview an author for the first part of the evening, discussing books and the writing process. At the end of the evening, you can ask questions about topics of interest to you.
Two online Under the Cover Events are scheduled for 2023.
February 8 – Joanna Goodman
Literacy Unlimited is thrilled to announce that Joanna Goodman has agreed to speak at our Under the Cover fundraiser on February 8th (registration not yet open).
JOANNA GOODMAN is the author of six novels, including #1 national bestseller, The Home for Unwanted Girls, which was on The Globe & Mail’s Fiction bestseller list for more than six months, as well as The Forgotten Daughter and The Finishing School, both national bestsellers. Her stories have appeared in The Fiddlehead, B & A Fiction, Event, The New Quarterly, and White Wall Review, as well as excerpted in Elisabeth Harvor’s fiction anthology A Room at the Heart of Things. Originally from Montreal, Joanna now lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids.
Her next novel, The Golddiggers, will be out in September 2023 with Harper Collins.
Order The Forgotten Daughter from Librairie Clio.
Trudie Mason will interview Joanna. Trudie is a born-and-bred Montrealer. She attended Lachine High School (now Lakeside Academy) and Concordia University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Journalism in 1984. After a short stint in the newsrooms at CHOM-FM and CFCF, Trudie was hired by the legendary Gord Sinclair to be an overnight newscaster at CJAD 800. She spent 18 months in that job before becoming the newsroom’s assignment editor/reporter, a position she held for 12 years, until the birth of her first child. CJAD then offered Trudie and husband Kevin Holden a talk show focusing on current events, parenting matters, lifestyle subjects and entertainment. “The Kevin and Trudie Show” aired for 12 years. Trudie then returned to the newsroom, handling the 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9 o’clock newscasts on CJAD. She was also a member of The Gang of Four opinion panel, and handled morning news on sister station CHOM for ten years. Over the years, Trudie occasionally taught the Radio News and Advanced Radio Newsroom courses at Concordia’s Journalism Department. She has a hobby job producing instructional craft tutorials for the Fabricville chain of stores. Trudie and Kevin live in Pierrefonds, and have two children, now both in their twenties.