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Gina Roitman

Gina Roitman

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Gina Roitman is a novelist, short story writer, biographer, and writing coach. Her work has been featured in anthologies including The New Spice Box, Wherever I Find Myself, and Living Legacies. In 2013, with Jane Hawtin as Executive Producer, Gina was the subject of the award-winning documentary film, My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me about returning to the town where she was born to learn how her mother had saved her life. The film enjoyed a two year-run on CBC's Doc Channel. Gina is a member of the Quebec Writers' Federation and ELAN, the English-Language Arts Network.

Email:
queries@ginaroitman.com
City:
St-Colomban
Province:
Quebec
Genre:
literary fiction, short stories, memoir, biography
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English

Publications

Don't Ask. 2022, Guernica Editions
Midway to China and Beyond. 2015, First Choice Books
Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth. 2008, Second Story Press
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

History is not only written in books. It’s written on our genes.

Whether we know our family stories or not, we carry the past — of our parents, grandparents and forebearers — throughout our lives. Those lives lived influence who we become. But unless we ask the questions while we still can, or go the route of a deep dive into research, we may never understand who packed the suitcase we carry from birth.

Presentation Length:
1 to 1.5 hours
Genre:
Historical Fiction, Memoir writing
Grades:
Adults, Seniors
Audience Size:
15- 150
Presenation:
$250-$500
Are you available for school visits?:
No
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes