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Ryan Knighton at the Robson Reading Series with Ed Macdonald

April 4, 2011

This Thursday, April 7, the Robson Reading Series will be hosting Ryan Knighton and Ed Macdonald for a night that will bring new meaning to the term “father issues.”

Ryan Knighton’s latest memoir, C’mon Papa: Dispatches From a Dad in the Dark (Knopf 2010), is an honest and wry account of his journey into fatherhood. A follow-up to the widely acclaimed Cockeyed, Ryan takes the reader through his first chaotic year as a blind parent. Ryan lives in Vancouver.

For his debut novel, Spat the Dummy (Anvil 2010), Ed Macdonald took the comedic sense that’s made him one of Canada’s top screenwriters and a triple Gemini award-winner, then added a heavy dose of tragedy. What he came up with is a raw and unrestrained, modern-day hero’s journey to face his – and his father’s – demons. Born and raised on Cape Breton Island, Ed now lives in Montréal.

The evening begins at 7pm at UBC Robson Square. Admission is free and refreshments are served. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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