Au­thor to draws on her Ukrainian her­itage April 17 at Write Out Loud

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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.

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