Hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers, join author Amy Jo Ehman for a virtual launch of her new book Thelma: A Life in Pictures, a pictorial biography of Saskatchewan art photographer Thelma Pepper.
Thelma Pepper was born in 1920 in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. In 2020, from her adoptive home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she reflects on a century of life, love, passion and creativity as seen through the lens of her camera, and that of her father and grandfather before her. In middle age, in the depths of depression, Thelma discovered her true artistic nature, embarking on a creative journey with enough energy and passion for another lifetime. In her poignant black and white photographs we see more than a century of hope and hardship, we see how creativity can inspire human connection and transform lives. Thelma is a member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. She turned 100 in July.
Amy Jo Ehman is an award-winning author based in Saskatoon. Her previous books included Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner and Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens. Formerly, she worked as a journalist at CBC Radio/TV and was a local food columnist for the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.