Grant Lawrence’s Book Launch PartySeptember 13, 2010
Grant will be reading/talking at The Word On The Street Vancouver 2010 in the Canada Writes Tent at 2:00 pm. If you’re looking forward to Grant Lawrence’s book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nudist Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound (Harbour Publishing), you won’t want to miss his book launch party on October 7th at 7:00 pm at the Museum of Vancouver.
From Captain George Vancouver to Muriel “Curve of Time” Blanchet to Jim “Spilsbury’s Coast” Spilsbury, visitors to Desolation Sound have left behind a trail of books endowing this popular BC marine park. Young Grant’s father bought land next to the park in the 1970s, just in time to encounter the gun-toting cougar lady, left-over hippies, outlaw bikers, and an assortment of other characters. In this hilarious and captivating book, CBC personality Grant Lawrence adds a whole new chapter to the saga of this storied piece of BC coastline. Lawrence is the host of the CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence, a weekly showcase of Canadian independent music.
The launch event is being sponsored by Vancouver Is Awesome, Stanley Park Brewery, and White Bear Wine. At the launch, Grant will read, talk, and sign books during a multi-media presentation. Also, Said The Whale and Jill Barber will be playing music and admission is free.
Check out this awesome post from Vancouver Is Awesome about the launch and Grant’s personal playlist for the book. Also, here is a video that Grant made (first in a series) that “will give folks an idea of what Desolation Sound BC (the setting of the book) is all about.”