Deep River Public Library

AUTHOR TALK: Marilyn Carr

In collaboration with Deep River Summerfest 2022, we are excited to be hosting Author Marilyn Carr for a special event here at the Deep River Library during Summerfest weekend:

Marilyn Carr’s family arrived in Deep River, Ontario in 1960 because her dad got a job at a mysterious place called “the plant.” The quirky, isolated, residence for the employees of Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories was impeccably designed by a guy named John Bland. It’s a test-tube baby of a town that sprang, fully formed, from the bush north of Algonquin Park, on the shore of the Ottawa river. Everything has already been decided, including the colours of the houses, inside and out. What could possibly go wrong? Nowhere like This Place is a coming-of-age memoir set against the backdrop of the weirdness of an enclave with more PhDs per capita than anywhere else on earth. It’s steeped in thinly veiled sexism and the searing angst of an artsy child trapped in a terrarium full of white-bread nuclear scientists and their nuclear families. Everything happens, and nothing happens, and it all works out in the end. Maybe.
BIO: Marilyn Carr’s resume includes management consulting and too many years jetting around the world as a technology industry analyst.
She is also a keynote speaker who has entertained and enlightened large audiences at countless international conferences.
Marilyn holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo, an MLS in Information Science from the University of Toronto, an MBA in Finance, also from U of T, and most recently, an MFA in creative non-fiction from the University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2020.
Her second memoir, “How I Invented the Internet”, will be published in September 2022, and she is currently working on the third installment of her misadventures, “If it’s Shreveport, It must be Tuesday.”
Copies of “Nowhere Like This Place: Tales from a Nuclear Childhood” will also be available for sale for $20.00 each.
For more info on Marilyn and her novel, Nowhere Like This Place, you can visit her website below:


Jul 30 2022


Downstairs in the program room
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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