Ken Cuthbertson will explore the legacy of Springhill’s mining tragedy at KFPL

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Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and embark on a journey through history and into the heart of contemporary challenges with Ken Cuthbertson, Governor General Literary Award finalist and veteran journalist.

Delving into the 1958 Springhill mining disaster, Cuthbertson will explore its profound impact on the Nova Scotia community and the mining industry of that era, the library shared in a media release. His presentation, inspired by his latest work, Blood on the Coal: The Springhill Mining Disaster, transcends time, touching on the modern issue of the industry’s role in the climate crisis, KFPL said.

“Cuthbertson’s work has been a source of knowledge and inspiration, making Canadian history accessible to many readers,” said Jake Miller, Adult Programming Librarian with KFPL.

“He gives the Springhill tragedy the attention it deserves, offering an invaluable learning experience from one of Canada’s most accomplished non-fiction authors.”

This presentation will take place at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s Isabel Turner Branch at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. The library said that it offers a unique chance to engage with history, community and pressing global issues, to reflect on our past, understand our present, and shape a better future.

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KFPL invites everyone to explore Ken Cuthbertson’s other works available.

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