Author and illustrator to visit Corner Brook
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Author and illustrator Jennifer Morgan will be in Corner Brook on Friday and Saturday talking about her comic book, “Almost Home: The Sinking of the S.S. Caribou.”
CORNER BROOK Author and illustrator Jennifer Morgan never got to meet her great-grandfather Thomas Moyst, but stories her grandmother Violet Morgan told of him have made him come alive.
Moyst was a second engineer on the S.S. Caribou and died on Oct. 14, 1942 when the ferry was hit by a torpedo from a German submarine.
In 2012 Morgan published a comic book, “Almost Home: The Sinking of the S.S. Caribou,” that she wrote and illustrated to tell her family’s story about the sinking of the ferry.
Morgan is currently researching for an expanded graphic novel that will include other family stories about the people on board the Caribou.
Twenty-one families living in Channel and Port aux Basques suffered losses when the ship was torpedoed. As part of her research Morgan would like to make contact with the descendants of those who lost their lives and of ones who survived.
Morgan will be at the Corner Brook Public Library at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and the Royal Canadian Legion at 7:30 p.m.
She’ll be sharing some of her grandmother’s stories and showing her artwork, and hopes that people with stories related to the Caribou and photographs will come by and share their family history with her.
Morgan will also be signing copies of her book at Coles in the Corner Brook Plaza on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
She’s also going to be spending time visiting schools in western Newfoundland, talking about the Caribou and about making her comic book. The school tour is sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.