Author Jacqueline Carmichael started to publish excerpts from her grandfather's wartime journals and letters on Facebook and Twitter. This 'flash documentary creative non-fiction' project, as Carmichael calls it, spiraled into a larger research project and finally, a book Tweets from the Trenches: Little True Stories of Life & Death on the Western Front.
This book is one for youth and adults alike. It does an especially good job of suggesting another way for us to imagine the lives of people who fought, lived, and died over 100 years ago now.
Drop by the museum to read the book at your leisure, or order it from Vancouver Island Regional Library.
Find the Carmichael's Twitter story by following @BlackJackVowel.