February 24, 2021: Alberta Reads Book Club Discussion – Pourin’ Down Rain by Cheryl Foggo

Join author Cheryl Foggo for the Alberta Reads Provincial Book Club to discuss her memoir Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West.

Register here for the Zoom event taking place on Wednesday, February 24 at 3 pm MST, where you’ll be able to join the conversation and ask Cheryl about her book.

All participants in the live webinar will be entered to win a $50 gift card to the independent bookstore of their choice.

Please feel free to submit questions ahead of time when registering, or through the Q&A function during the Zoom webinar.

If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of the book yet, head to ReadAlbertaeBooks.ca or your local independent bookstore today!

Find book club materials and more information on the Alberta Reads Book Club webpage.

About Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West

The 30th anniversary edition of Cheryl Foggo’s landmark work about growing up Black on the Canadian prairies.

Cheryl Foggo came of age during the 1960s in Calgary, a time when a Black family walking down the street still drew stares from everyone they passed. She grew up in the warm embrace of a community of extended family and friends, with roots in the Black migration of 1910 across the western provinces. But as an adolescent, Cheryl struggled against the negative attitudes towards Blackness she and her family encountered. She struggled against the many ways she was made to feel an outsider in the only place she ever knew as home.

As Cheryl explores her ancestry, what comes to light gives her the confidence to claim her place in the Canadian west as a proud Black woman. In this beautiful, moving work, she celebrates the Black experience and Black resiliency on the prairies.

About Cheryl Foggo


Cheryl Foggo is a multiple award-winning author, playwright, and filmmaker, whose work over the last thirty years has focused on the lives of Black people in western Canada.

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