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   Event Details - Free Author Talk: Mona Parsons from privilege to p

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  • Start Date: Thursday October 18
  • End Date: Thursday October 18
  • Start Time: 07:00 AM
  • Location: Government House
  • Phone Number: 5064556041
  • Event Website: Website

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York Sunbury Historical Society FREE October Program:
Mona Parsons, from privilege to prison, from Nova Scotia to Nazi Europe

Showgirl. Nurse. Resistor. Nova Scotia's Mona Parsons was all these, but none of these roles prepared her to be a prisoner of the Nazis.

Join biographer Andria Hill-Lehr at the October 18 meeting of the York Sunbury Historical Society as she tells this unknown Canadian war hero’s remarkable story: from Parsons’ arrest in the Netherlands in 1941, to her escape from prison in 1945, and the long trek across Nazi Germany back to Holland in the dying days of World War Two.

This FREE event takes place on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm at Government House, 51 Woodstock Road. Refreshments and snacks will be served and all are welcome.

Author Andria Hill-Lehr holds a BA (Theatre Studies), MA (English), and M.Ed. (Counselling) – all from Acadia University. She has diverse interests, but writing is her passion. Her first book, Mona Parsons, from privilege to prison, from Nova Scotia to Nazi Europe, was short-listed for four awards. The documentary she co-wrote about Mona Parsons for History Television in 2001 won the bronze award at the Columbus International Film and Television Festival.

Andria has also written for newspapers and magazines such as Maclean’s, Saltscapes, The Kentville Advertiser, the Halifax Chronicle Herald, and the Halifax Daily News. In April 2017, she signed an option agreement to turn Mona Parsons’ story into either a film or mini-series.

For further information, please contact:

Melynda Jarratt
Executive Director, Fredericton Region Museum
506-455-6041
Email: frederictonregionmuseum@gmail.com
Web: www.frederictonregionmuseum.com
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Andria Hill-Lehr
Email: andriahill@yahoo.ca
Tel: 902-300-5274

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