Jess Smith

Jess Smith is a Scottish Traveller who spent 12 of her early years travelling around the countryside in a single-decker bus with her parents and seven siblings. She lives in picturesque Glen Lednock where the Pictish warrior once forged his swords. A strong desire to research her diverse culture and share her own journey led to six published books. Jess continues to travel extensively to share her journey story and the tales of her culture where ever the wind blows. She is deeply committed to the respect and preservation of the Scottish Traveller culture. She has campaigned to have a place in Argyll known as “The Tinker’s Heart,” sacred to Travellers, protected as a national monument. Jess and her husband Dave recorded Travellers sharing their stories in a film called “A Sense Of Identity” that has been touring Scotland.

Appearing:

Event date venue
March 18:
(10:00 AM - 11:00AM)
Pape-Danforth Library
March 19:
(12:00 PM - 1:15 PM)
A Different Booklist Cultural Centre
March 19:
(1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)
A Different Booklist Cultural Centre
March 19:
(6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Native Canadian Centre Toronto
March 21
(1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
CSI Annex
March 23:
(1:15 PM - 1:45 PM)
Artscape Wychwood Barns
March 23:
(7:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
Artscape Wychwood Barns
March 24:
(1:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
Toronto Reference Library
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