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The Stone Frigate by Kate Armstrong
March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Join Massy Books and Dundurn Press as we celebrate the release of The Stone Frigate, a memoir from Kate Armstrong, the first female cadet admitted to the Royal Military College of Canada.
March 6th, 7pm
Introduction by Dr. Jacquie Leggatt
Kate Armstrong was an ordinary young woman eager to leave an abusive childhood behind her when she became the first female cadet admitted to the Royal Military College of Canada. As she struggled for survival in the ultimate boys’ club, she called on her fierce and humourous spirit to push back against the whims of a domineering and patriarchal organization. Later in life, feeling unfulfilled in her post-military career, she realized that finding her true path forward meant she had to go back to the beginning and revisit the truth of what she had experienced all those years ago.
About Kate Armstrong:
Kate Armstrong is the author of the memoir The Stone Frigate: The Royal Military College’s First Female Cadet Speaks Out. She worked as a military officer and an electricity trader, before realizing that wasn’t her dream and becoming a writer. Armstrong is an alumna of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity residency programs and of Sage Hill Writing residency. She lives in Nelson, British Columbia, with her husband and two black Labs.