Kate Rittner-Werkman, one of the members of the 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle | Writers Guild of Alberta, will be joining us for the preshow authors’ panel.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Kate Rittner-Werkman immigrated to Canada as a young child living in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver before finally settling on the prairies in Edmonton. She picked up English along the way. As a child, she was full of stories in both languages and is still fluent in German. Today, Kate has a background in journalism and arts administration. She has written for a variety of newspapers and cultural organizations. Kate is working on her first book, based on searching and finding her biological father in Germany. The essence and point of departure for this work is the hundreds of photographs and three hours of silent film that her father produced during his service as a young front-line soldier in the German Army during the Second World War. A long-kept secret, these materials came under Kate’s guardianship when he passed away.