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Book Launch and Author Signing: Call Me Bill by Lynette Richards

October 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on October 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm, as we launch the first title in Conundrum Press’s new young adult imprint, Emanata. Call Me Bill, by Nova Scotia comic artist and stained glass artisan Lynette Richards, tells the well-documented but little-known story of Maggie/Bill Armstrong, a young sailor who died in the wreck on the SS Atlantic in 1873. Award-winning graphic novelist Veronica Post will MC.

A gorgeously illustrated historical graphic novel based on a real person who, defying gender expectations, left home in search of adventure and a more authentic life, Call Me Bill has already received significant praise since its release on September 13th, including a glowing review from Publisher’s Weekly, and a starred review from the Quill & Quire, which stated: “It is easy to see Armstrong as an inspiring model for teenagers that don’t want to conform to gender roles – Maggie/Bill is the type of person who will fight bullies but also muse poetically about nature, and still have time to chat kindly with children onboard the ship”


October 6, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K3B5 Canada
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