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Juliet's Answer: The Story of the Real Letters to Shakespeare's Fictional Heroine

With Glenn Dixon


Ten thousand letters a year arrive at a tiny office in Verona, Italy. All of them are addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet. They ask about love and heartbreak and they come from all over the world. For many decades a remarkable group of women have been answering each and every letter and in 2014 author Glenn Dixon traveled to Italy to work with them. He could not possibly have expected what would happen. The result was the national best selling book, Juliet’s Answer, and he will speak in his presentation to its creation as well as show video from the beautiful and ancient city of Verona.

Glenn Dixon is an author, documentary film maker and musician. His third book Juliet’s Answer was a Globe and Mail National Best seller and has been published in twelve countries and translated into German, Spanish and Chinese. His second book Tripping the World Fantastic – about music around the world – was shortlisted for the W.O. Mitchell prize. He has travelled through 75 countries and written for the New Yorker, National Geographic magazine, the Walrus, the New York Post and the Globe and Mail. He lives in Calgary.

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