Posts Tagged ‘grant lawrence’


North Shore Writers Festival

April 11, 2011

This week marks the 12th annual North Shore Writers Festival organized by North Shore public libraries including North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library.

They’ve got a great line-up all week long:

Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm
John FurlongPatriot Hearts

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 pm
Grant LawrenceAdventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 pm
Ryan KnightonC’mon Papa: Dispatches from a Dad in the Dark

Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm
Timothy TaylorThe Blue Light Project

Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm
Caroline AddersonThe Sky is Falling

Saturday, April 16, 2:00 pm
Dianne WarrenCool Water (winner for the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction)
Meeru DhalwalaVij’s At Home: Relax, Honey (cookbook)


Grant Lawrence’s Book Launch Party

September 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.”


Rolling out the Red Carpet

August 3, 2010

The Word On The Street Vancouver is proud to announce over 60 authors joining us at the 16th annual festival on Sunday, September 26, 2010. Here are some of the talented authors reading from their recently released (or upcoming) books. This doesn’t even include all our talented performers, panel members, and hosts! We’ll be updating our website with bios and photos later in September.

  • Caroline Adderson
  • Carmen Aguirre
  • Linda Bailey
  • Robert Bateman
  • Stacey Buchanan
  • Lucky Budd
  • Aaron Bushkowsky
  • Charles Campbell
  • Chris Carrier
  • Marie-Laure Chevrier
  • Jen Currin
  • Peter Darbyshire
  • Maggie de Vries
  • Anne DeGrace
  • Rachelle Delaney
  • Ann Eriksson
  • Jenn Farrell
  • Rod Filbrandt
  • Julie Flett
  • Gary Geddes
  • Garry Gottfriedsen
  • John Gould
  • Heather Haley
  • Carolyn Herriot
  • Gord Hill
  • Deborah Hodge
  • Ray Hsu
  • Vi Hughes
  • Leslie Johnstone
  • Susan Juby
  • Betty Keller
  • Ryan Knighton
  • Andrea Langlois
  • Evelyn Lau
  • Grant Lawrence
  • John Lee
  • Shar Levine
  • Billie Livingston
  • Derek Lundy
  • Francis Mansbridge
  • James McCann
  • Christopher Meades
  • Maxwell Newhouse
  • Billeh Nickerson
  • Steve Noyes
  • Paola Opal
  • PJ Reece
  • Sarah Roberts
  • Richard Scarsbrook
  • Carol Anne Shaw
  • Lori Sherritt-Fleming
  • Bren Simmers
  • Caroll Simpson
  • Matthew Soules
  • Robin Spano
  • Robin Stevenson
  • Fiona Tinwei Lam
  • Rodger Touchie
  • Mariana van der Zon
  • Betsy Warland
  • Norman Watt
  • Irene N. Watts
  • Ian Weir
  • Jack Whyte

*Please note this list is subject to change without notice.