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Rochester's Rich History - An Old Road into the Past: Rochester’s Julia L. Sauer, her children’s classic Fog Magic, and Canada In-Person

Julia L. Sauer, a Rochester librarian, gained fame as an author in 1943 when her literary debut, Fog Magic, was named a runner-up for the prestigious children’s book prize, the Newbery Medal. The story of Greta, who travels back in time through the fog, is set on the Nova Scotian peninsula of Digby Neck, where Sauer summered for decades. This presentation, drawing on material in the Rochester Library archives, reviews Sauer’s life and career, then traces some curious, surprising connections between her little gem of a book and America’s vast northern neighbor.

Brian Gibson is an associate professor of English Literature and Film at Université Sainte-Anne, in Nova Scotia. Among his publications are articles on children’s literature, including one in progress on Julia L. Sauer.

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

Registrants will receive the Facebook live link via email one hour before the program begins.

 

Date:
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Central - Kusler-Cox Auditorium
Library:
Central Library
Audience:
  All Ages  
Categories:
  Department - Local History & Genealogy     History     Subject - Local History  

Registration is required. There are 100 seats available.

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