Author and Novelist Ken Leland
Ken Leland will be talking about and reading passages from his historical novel, 1812 The Land Between Flowing Waters. The novel is set on the Niagara and Detroit River frontiers during the War of 1812. After escaping to Upper Canada, the Benjamins found freedom from slavery. With their white neighbours and friends, the Lockwoods, both families must defend a new homeland from impending American invasion. These families are Loyalists, living near Niagara Falls. The Babcocks are pacifist Quakers, yet they too are threatened by the coming onslaught. For Kshiwe, Kmonokwe and their children, 1812 is just another season of fear among First Nations. This Neshnabek family lives many days travel to the west, in a place settlers call Indiana. In the shadows of Brock and Tecumseh, all join in the struggle to endure.
Ken Leland is the winner of the 2015 Carleton University, Creative Writing award for his short story “Meant For This World.” see this link.
Samples from Leland’s novel, historical background for each chapter and published short stories can be found on his website: www.kenlelandauthor.com
Thursday, February 4, 2015: Business Meeting at 7:30 pm, Speaker at 8:15 pm, Annette Library, 145 Annette Street, Toronto