Naomi K. Lewis

Naomi K. Lewis

Naomi K. Lewis writes, edits, and teaches creative writing in Calgary. She was an associate editor at Alberta Views magazine and has served as Writer-in-Residence at the Calgary Public Library and the University of New Brunswick.


Tiny Lights for Travellers

<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">When her marriage suddenly ends, and a diary documenting her beloved grandfather’s escape from Nazi-occupied Netherlands in the summer of 1942 is discovered, Naomi K. Lewis decides to retrace his journey to learn about her family history. Despite suffering from extreme disorientation and a lifetime of anxiety, she travels alone for the first time. Moving from Amsterdam to Lyon—relying on the marvels of GPS—she discovers family secrets and her own narrative as a second-generation Jewish Canadian. With vulnerability, humour, and wisdom, Lewis’s memoir asks tough questions about her identity as a secular Jew, the accuracy of family stories, and the impact of the Holocaust on subsequent generations.</span></p>

<h3>DIVE DEEPER</h3>
<li>“An Opa's secret war journal sends Calgary writer on a journey of self-discovery” — <a href=""><em>Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald</em></a></li>
<li>“Tiny Lights For Travellers” — <a href=""><em>Daybreak Alberta with Russell Bowers</em></a></li>


6:30 PM
Friday Night Showcase
Oct 18 @ 6:30 PM MT - 8 PM MT

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE