Bill Rowe, author of The Premiers Joey and Frank, will be a panellist on the “Smallwood” panel on Saturday, August 12 at 10:30 am at the Beaches Arts & Heritage Centre (8–10 Church Street, Eastport, NL) as part of the Winterset in Summer Literary Festival. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at https://www.eventbee.com/v/wintersetinsummer/event?eid=172159515#/tickets.
The Premiers Joey and Frank is three stories in one. First is Premier Joseph Roberts Smallwood’s, whose ego and force of personality dominated every room he walked into, and strained to the breaking point every personal relationship he had. The latter half of the book covers Premier Frank Moores and his mixed personal motives, combined with a singularity of political purpose: Get Smallwood. Entwined in both these stories is that of Bill Rowe’s own roller-coaster political life, where family and partisan politics were often inseparable.
For more information, please visit the Winterset in Summer Literary Festival website at http://wintersetinsummer.ca/index.php.