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Actress Shayla Brown to attend film screening and Q&A at Sarnia Library Theatre

An accomplished Ontario-born actress from the Oscar-winning film ‘Women Talking’ will be on hand at a special screening and Q&A event hosted by Lambton County Library next month.

Shayla Brown, who captivated audiences with her role in the 2022 film, will attend the April 3 event at the Sarnia Library Theatre.

Brown has been blind since birth and advocates for better representation of the visually impaired in the entertainment industry.

The novel “Women Talking,” written by Canadian author Miriam Toews, and published in 2018, is the selected title for the 2024 One Book Lambton program. 


The film, “Women Talking” was written and directed by Sarah Polley, won the prestigious 2023 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Brown’s career spans roles in an acclaimed TV series, live theatre, and a feature film. She has acted alongside Jason Momoa in the Apple TV Plus sci-fi series "See" and made a memorable Toronto stage debut at the Crows Theatre in April 2022 with "Orphans for the Czar."

Lambton County Library will host a film screening of  “Women Talking” followed by a live Q&A as part of its One Book Lambton program on Wednesday, April 3 from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Sarnia Library Theatre.

Both the book and the film “Women Talking”, are inspired by real-life events in an isolated Mennonite community in Bolivia, where the women of the isolated religious community grappled with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. When the women discover who has been drugging and attacking them at night, they're given an ultimatum: forgive them or leave.

“Women Talking” is rated PG-13 because of mature and sensitive themes and has a runtime of one hour and 44 minutes.

Admission is free, but spots are limited. Reserve your spot now by registering at