Wednesday, May 18, 2011

bringing the hermit to the big screen (sort of), cbc mainstreet and drinks at the old triangle - welcome to atlantic book week!

i had a great event at dartmouth's woodlawn library last night. i hadn't been since it was a hole in the mall and was blown away by the gorgeous new facility - big windows, big computers, and even a few books. i gave my talk in the presentation room - a converted movie theatre. comfy stadium seating chairs, a giant projection screen, great sound system - an ideal spot.

lots of great questions and observations from the audience after, too. one woman new to the city told me how she mentioned in passing to colleagues that she was going to take her dog for a walk in seaview park. one laughed and warned her not to stray too close to the back of the park - lest the crazy old man in the camper leap over the fence and attack her.

right....

another woman told me how she had used eddie's story - plus his videos on youtube - to teach her son about africville and about his own african nova scotian roots.

i'm on the run now - i'll be on cbc mainstreet just after 3pm to talk about atlantic book week - in particular, the panel discussion i'll be hosting tonight at the old triangle in halifax.

tune in - and hopefully turn up for a few drinks at the triangle.


Book Event! Wednesday, May 18: The Author-Publisher Relationship. 5pm at The Old Triangle in Halifax

Celebrate this year's Best Atlantic-Published Book Award Nominees!
Where: The Old Triangle, 5136 Prince St. Halifax, NS
When: Wedesday, May 18, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Free! All Welcome.
Please join us for a lively discussion on the author/publisher relationship as publishers, authors and creators discuss what makes the relationship work. A celebration of the Best Atlantic-Published Books of 2011!
With authors Kate Evans (Where Old Ghosts Meet) and Elizabeth Peirce (Grow Organic), Rebecca Rose, President, Breakwater Books Ltd. and Patrick Murphy, Editor, Nimbus Publishing.
Moderated by author, journalist and fellow book award nominee, Jon Tattrie.
Light refreshments and cash bar available. For more information call 420-0711.
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