Author to draws on her Ukrainian heritage April 17 at Write Out Loud
Marion Mutala seeks to promote family values, kindness, and world peace through her poetry and fiction for adults and children.
Her award-winning Baba’s Babushkatrilogy informs young readers about Ukrainian traditions, and her book, More Babas Please, celebrates all grandmothers in the world. One dollar from each sale of More Babas Please donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.
Mutala explores various writing genres through her murder mystery, The Mechanic’s Wife, poetry collection, Ukrainian Daughter’s Dance, and historical fiction, My Dearest Dido, a book about Holodomor, the Ukrainian genocide. The proceeds from her chapbook, The Time for Peace is Now, go to Nashi, a live-in youth centre in Western Ukraine devoted to combating human trafficking.
“You Rock, A Conversation with Marion” airs on TV Shaw Cable 10 where she interviews people who are inspirational because of their efforts to advance peace and make a difference in the world.
Mutala comes to the Lyric from Saskatoon where she has retired from teaching and administration.
Write Out Loud commences April 17 at Swift Current’s Lyric Theatre. Admission is $8. Doors open at 6:30. Local musician, Levgen Patapov, will entertain at 7:00 and the featured author will follow.