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Paint the peninsula Black

September 12th, 2016

The Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival and Tanner’s Books will be hosting a fall series of reading events at the Shoal Centre. The series begins with Arthur Black and Susan Juby on September 30.

Arthur Black is one of Canada’s best-known humorists, prostate and one of only three living writers to have won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times. A former host of the CBC radio program, Basic Black, and the author of a syndicated newspaper column, Black is now permanently transplanted to Salt Spring Island. His most recent book is Paint the Town Black (Harbour).

Juby, Susan orange sweater

Susan Juby

Susan Juby is the author of the critically acclaimed Getting the Girl and Another Kind of Cowboy, as well as the bestselling Alice series (Alice, I Think; Miss Smithers (winner of the Sheila Egoff award); Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last) and The Woefield Poultry Collective. Her latest novel for adults is The Republic of Dirt. We again meet Prudence Burns and her motley crew of farm helpers in this hilarious but poignant tale pronounced a “genuine delight” by the Globe and Mail. Juby lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, James, and their dog, who prefers to remain anonymous.

M.A.C. Farrant and Barbara Smith will appear on October 28.

Steven Price and Pauline Holdstock will appear on November 18.

All events take place at the Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney and begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $10, include refreshments, and are available from Tanner’s Books and on-line at www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.

For further information, please contact Janet Daines at janet@daines.ca

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