Friday, November 8, 2019 — 12:30 PM EST

On My Own Book coverJoin us with Hildegard Martens as she speaks about and reads from her recent memoir, On My Own: A Journey from a Mennonite Childhood.

"On My Own is a striking, revealing memoir about the force of family expectations and the courage and determination it takes for a young woman to pull free and chart her own course... While Hildegard's powerful story has a specific time and cultural markers, the spirit of it is universal and timeless and speaks to all of us who strive to live authentically and fashion meaningful lives on our own terms". 
- Marjorie Anderson, Co-editor with Carol Shields of the Dropped Threads anthologies

About the Author:

Hildegard Martens was born in a Mennonite settlement at Reesor, Ontario but grew up in Manitoba. She completed a PhD in sociology at the university of Toronto and worked for the Ontario Government as a policy analyst/senior economist before retiring in 2005. In 1983 she became a single mother by choice to son James.

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Location 
CGR - Conrad Grebel University
Room 2201
140 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
Canada

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