Sharon Easton is among the first generation of Jews born after the Holocaust in Canada. Her birthplace was rural Nova Scotia, where her grandparents and mother immigrated after they fled their home in Lithuania; arriving in Canada six weeks before World War II officially began. Her family didn't talk about those horrendous years in Europe leading up to the war. Decades after her grandparents and parents passed away Sharon tells it all through her writings in hopes to keep their memories alive. Sharon, her daughters, and her grandson are three generations of living testimony that the insane determination to eliminate all Jews worldwide during the Holocaust; The Final Solution, did not succeed.
Always a storyteller, when Sharon was still too young to know how to write she would take her father's worn-down pencils and yellow-lined paper to scribble lines while she made up stories in her head.
Adventure was calling Sharon when she moved from the east coast of Nova Scotia to the west coast of British Columbia. On her arrival, Sharon's goal was to create a writing community around her. She is the co-founder of The Five W's Writing Circle, a Co-founder of the Salish Sea Writers, a member of the Federation of University Women's Writers Group, and a member of Oceanside Writers Circle. Sharon is also a member of the Federation of BC Writers and Writers Union of Canada.
Sharon's first creative non-fiction book titled Beach Moose & Amber: Finding My Jewish History is to date, the greatest writing adventure of her life.
If Sharon is not in her studio writing, you can find her hiking with friends and dogs, cycling the back roads, RVing in North America, or flying to far-away destinations. Sharon lives beside the sea on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada with her husband and two wonderful Labradoodles.
Presenting my book, Beach Moose & Amber: Finding My Jewish History using storytelling mixed with short readings and explanations. Followed by a PowerPoint presentation of my visit to Lithuania, Poland, and Germany to find my Jewish history before the Holocaust. The PowerPoint will include pictures of properties that belong to our family, new discoveries, and dead-end searches with an ending traumatic enough to quietly clear a busy room to allow me to have time to process what I had just found.
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