Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William Street
VALERIE NIELSEN will share glimpses of a fascinating variety of people, places, books and events that have influenced her writing life. Beginning with her birth in England to writer parents, she will tell of the family's immigration to Canada, her work, travels and avid reading. She is now pulling all these threads together to create a memoir as a legacy for her family.
Valerie Nielsen holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and English Literature from the U. of T. and a Masters of Religious Education from Emmanuel College. Her professional background includes teaching, counselling and ministry. She is president of The Tower Poetry Society, and her book of poetry is entitled Green Light. She facilitates The Writers' Circle at The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton and leads retreats on creativity and spirituality at her home on Lake Ontario.