Author of Arctic stories is at Almonte library, April 23

Meet local author Professor Noel McDermott, who lived and taught in the eastern Arctic for thirty-five years. Recently he has written two traditional stories about Kiviuq, one of the most important characters in Inuit mythology.

In one of his most heart-pounding adventures, Kiviuq and the Mermaids, Kivuiq encounters a group of frightening mermaids. With only his qayaq to keep him out of their clutches, Kiviuq must think fast to defeat these angry creatures of the deep! Kiviuq and the Bee Woman was published in January. Readers will be fascinated by the contemporary renditions of traditional tales.

These books are published by Inhabit Media, an Inuit-owned company located in Iqaluit, Nunavut whose aim is to preserve stories of Inuit and Northern Canada. The books have been published in English and Inuktitut.

While traditionally these are books for youth, Noel’s lecture will encompass his extensive knowledge of Inuit history as well as his books and will appeal to adults.  Noel’s wife Kate McDermott will bring along artifacts from their time living in Northern Canada.

The Mississippi Mills Public Library & Mill Street Books invite you to meet local author Noel McDermott at the Almonte Library Branch on Tuesday April 23rd at 7 pm.   Open Seating. Space is limited.   For further information, contact Mill Street Books 613-256-9090.