GivingTuesday Fundraiser: An Evening with Charlotte Gray

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Malting Tower
Aara Macauley

GivingTuesday Fundraiser: An Evening with Charlotte Gray

Join KWF for a very special GivingTuesday fundraising event featuring festival favourites Charlotte Gray and Lawrence Scanlan. In Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons: The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt, Charlotte presents an impeccably researched and captivating dual biography of two famous women whose sons would change the course of the 20th century. In conversation with Lawrence Scanlan, Charlotte offers intriguing social insights, challenges the perception that Jennie and Sara were lesser figures in the backdrop of history and argues that these two remarkable individuals were key in shaping the characters of the sons who adored them and in preparing them for leadership on the world stage. Leaders are not just born but made.

This event is sponsored by Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning


Tuesday, November 28

  • 6:30PM: Dorrs Open 
  • 7:00PM - 8:00PM: Event (onstage conversation and reading followed by audience Q&A)
  • 8:00PM - 8:30PM: Book Signing



$20 - $45 | Purchase your ticket here


About Charlette Gray

Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers and the author of twelve acclaimed books of literary nonfiction, including The Promise of Canada. Her bestseller The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial That Shocked a Country won the Toronto Book Award, the Heritage Toronto Book Award, the Canadian Authors Association Lela Common Award for Canadian History, and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book. It was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize, the Ottawa Book Award for Nonfiction, and the Evergreen Award, and it was longlisted for the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Nonfiction. An adaptation of her bestseller Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike was broadcast as a television miniseries. An adjunct research professor in the department of history at Carleton University, Charlotte has received numerous awards, including the Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


About Kingston WritersFest

Kingston WritersFest is a charitable, not-for-profit five-day readers' and writers' festival featuring more than 60 top Canadian and international authors in 45+ events and Writers Retreat master classes. Tickets for this event are offered on a sliding scale, with charitable receipts for gifts over $40.