“Stories in the Stacks” March 21, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m, McConnell Library, Sydney, with former Storytellers-in-Residence Ken Chisholm and Ronald Labelle
“Story Evening” February 27 at MacLeod House, Baddeck. Private event
“A Storytelling Circle”, February 18, North Sydney library, February 18, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
“Tales for a Winter’s Night”, February 14, 7:00 p.m. with special guest storyteller Angus MacLeod. At the Gaelic College, St. Ann’s. This is a fund-raiser for Cape Breton Regional Library and the Gaelic College. Free-will donation.
“An Evening of Storytelling” – January 23 at McConnell Library,Sydney. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the program room
“Conversations on Writing” – January 23 at McConnell Library, Sydney, along with author/publisher Douglas Arthur Brown. The event is free but registration is requested, (902) 562-3411
“An Evenint of Storytelling” – Baddeck Library, December 19, 6:30 – 8:00
Ingonish Library, December 5, Ingonish, 6:30 – 8:00
Glace Bay Library, Glace Bay, October 17, 2:00 p.m. Seniors Book Club (Private event)
Louisbourg Playhouse, Louisbourg. October 7. A Storyteller-in-Residence program with sepcial guest Hector MacNeil, 2019 Isle of Story Honoured Storyteller. Stories and songs in English and Gaelic. 7:00 p.m.. Free admission
Cape Breton Miners Museum, Glace Bay, July 30, 2019. A Storyteller-in-Residence program with special guests Hugh MacDonald (Trapper Boy and Us & Them) and Vernon Theriault (Westray: My Journey From Darkness to Light). Stories and songs of miners and mining. 7:00 p.m. Free Admission
Two on Tuesdays Book Club, New Glasgow, July 23 Discussion of Some Days Run Long. (Private event)
Boularderie Island Press 2018 Ontario Book Tour – November 1, (Kingston), November 2, (Cobourg), November 3 (Peterborough). Locations and times to follow. Reading with T.E. Wilson and Robyn Marie Butt under the emcee-ship of the elegant and eloquent Sally Barnes
Word on the Street, Halifax – Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road. Reading in Paul O’Regan Hall at noon
Reading – River John Festival Days, Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. At the Anglican Church hall, River John. With Charlotte Musial, Mona Knight, Gwen Davies, Susan Cameron. Conducted by Douglas Arthur Brown, publisher, Boularderie Island Press
Book Launch – Some Days Run Long. McConnell Library, Falmouth Street, Sydney. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Book Launch – Some Days Run Long. At Baddeck library. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Reading, stories, songs, book sales and signing
Book Signing – Glace Bay Heritage Museum, November 30, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Part of the annual Christmas Bazaar which is the major fund-raiser for the museum. www.seaside.ns.ca/~gbhms/
Book Signing – Saturday, November 15 from noon to 2:00 at Coles Bookstore, Mayflower Mall, Sydney.
Cabot Trail Writers Festival – October 3, 4, 5 at the Gaelic College, St. Ann’s Bay. On Sunday at 10:00 a.m. I will be moderating a panel discussion with authors Alexander MacLeod, Jane Urquhart, David Adams Richards, Steve Galloway and Anne Simpson. For more information, go to http://www.cabottrailwritersfestival.com.
Evening at Government House – Tuesday, September 23. Reading and discussion of The Promised Land – a novel of Cape Breton, hosted by His Honour Lieutenant Governor John Grant at Government House, Barrington Street in Halifax. Guests arrive between 6:30 and 7:00. Admission is free. To reserve seats, register by telephone at (902) 424-7001 or by e-mail at email@example.com. For more information, go to lt.gov.ns.ca.
Book Signing – Saturday, July 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m at the Chapters store, Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Book Signing – Saturday, July 12 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m at the Chapters Bayers Lake store in Halifax, Nova Scotia
5th Annual Canada Day Literary Event – Tuesday, July 1st on the grounds of Coady Tompkins Library in Margaree, NS. Celebrations begin at noon with a BBQ, corn boil and live Celtic music. At 3:00 p.m. readings by Frank MacDonald, Alexander MacLeod, Beatrice MacNeil, Douglas Arthur Brown and Bill Conall. Emcee is CBC’s Mary Lynk
Crafted Word Program – at the Baddeck Branch, Cape Breton Regional Library on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. Reading, discussion about the Leacock Medal award, some music (The story of the Eliza), book signing and conversation. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call the library at 295-2055
Leacock Awards – ceremonies for the presentation of the 2014 Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. June 6, 8:00 p.m., Reception at the Leacock Museum for the winners of the student essay competition. June 7, Sponsor’s luncheon, 11:30; book signing at Manticore Books, afternoon; awards banquet at 5:30 at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia.
Book Signing – at the Chapters/Indigo store at the Eaton Centre, Toronto. Sunday, June 8 from 3:00 p.m.
Book Signing – at the Chapters/Indigo store at 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto. From noon until four p.m. on Monday, June 9th
Book Signing – Coles Bookstore, Mayflower Mall, Sydney, NS. Saturday, May 1o from 11:00 to 2:00
Leacock Foundation Luncheon – at the Best Western Mariposa Inn, Orillia. April 25th, 11:30. The announcement of this year’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour will be announced. Other candidates on the shortlist are Arthur Black, (Fifty Shades of Black), Steve Smith, (Red Green’s Beginner’s Guide to Women), Wayne Johnston (The Son of a Certain Woman) and Jane Christmas, (And Then There Were Nuns)
Books & Beans – February 22nd from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Cape Breton Fudge Company, 15 Prince Street, Sydney. Douglas Arthur Brown and I will be reading from our latest books (Seeds for Douglas, The Promised Land for me) followed by a moderated Q & A session. Admission is free with a copy of either book (both are available for sale at the Fudge Company) or $5.00 without. Seating is limited; please reserve your spot here or at http://www.boularderieislandpress.com
Book Launch – “Thirteen Ways from Sunday” At the Baddeck library on Friday, December 6 beginning at 6:30. Readings by Mona Anderson, Russell Colman, Meg Horne and me, followed by a panel discussion. The event is free, and there will be the ubiquitous tea and oakcakes.Reading –
Authors With Glasses at Governor’s Pub, Sydney. November 19th. Always a full house here.
Book Signing – at Blue Heron Gifts and Books, Chebucto Street, Baddeck on Wednesday, October 16 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Reading – McConnell Library, Sydney, on Wednesday, September 25th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Readings, chat, Q & A, and perhaps a few tunes
Victoria County Hospice Society Variety Concert – with Kate Oland and Bridget Sprouls. Masonic Hall, Baddeck.
Reading – at Baddeck Library, Chebucto Street. Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 p.m. Reading, Q & A, book signing. And it wouldn’t be a Cape Breton event without tea and oakcakes.
Book Signing – Coles Books, Mayflower Mall, Sydney. Saturday, July 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Signing copies of both The Promised Land – a novel of Cape Breton, and The Rock in the Water. As an added bonus, the leather fish (from the cover of The Promised Land) will be on display.
Rita Joe Literacy Day – 5 workshops at Eskasoni High School on Friday, June 7th
Reading – “Authors on the Green”, May 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Baddeck Forks Golf Club. Jocelyn Bethune (Historic Baddeck) is also reading
Official Launch of “The Promised Land – a novel of Cape Breton”– Thursday, May 2 at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.. CBC Main Street’s Wendy Bergfeldt will broadcast live. Reading, some songs, book sales and signing. Presented by Boularderie Island Press. boularderieislandpress.com
Friends & Neighbours Launch of “The Promised Land – a novel of Cape Breton” – North River Hall, Friday, April 26th at 7:30. Reading, some songs, book sales and signing. Sponsored by the Cabot Trail Writers’ Festival. cabottrailwritersfestival.com
Reading – at the Seniors’ Lunch, St.Ann’s Bay United Church, 11:00 a.m.