Rediscovering Dorothy Dumbrille


Kemptville was the childhood home of Canadian poet, novelist and social historian, Dorothy Dumbrille, an author popular in the mid‑20th century ‑ all but forgotten today. From research at the Archives of the North Grenville Historical Society, Doug MacDonald will discuss the rediscovery of Dorothy Dumbrille.

Doug has been collecting Dorothy’s works for the NGHS over the last few years, and has been discovering more and more about this recognised Canadian writer. His findings will be included in the upcoming book from the NGHS, “Sons and Daughters”. For now, though, you can learn how his research has led to a “rediscovery” of this local poet and novelist.

Youngsters of Yore, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the North Grenville Library.


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