Carolyn Morgan will be reading from Art Love Forgery on Saturday, September 16, at 10:00 am in the RBC Room of the Halifax Central Library (5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS), as part of the Word on the Street Halifax.
In 1880, Polish artist Alexander Pindikowsky is arrested for the crime of forgery and sentenced to fifteen months at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s. Governor John Hawley Glover, when made aware of Pindikowsky’s talent, arranges for the prisoner to serve part of his sentence designing and painting ceiling frescoes at Government House. Ellen Dormody, a parlour maid at Government House, witnesses first-hand the brilliance of Alexander’s artistry and is captivated by the mysterious painter. Inspired by true events, Art Love Forgery is a story of forbidden love in nineteenth-century St. John’s.
For more information, please visit the Word on the Street Halifax website at http://thewordonthestreet.ca/halifax/.