Thursday, October 22, 2009

Words Worth's First Author Event!!!

Words Worth Books is hosting an amazing lineup of writers and their ideas this Fall. The bookstore’s first event on November 3rd will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church with authors, Catherine Gildiner, Michael Crummey and Karen Connelly. Gildiner’s second autobiography, After the Falls, recounts her remarkable coming-of-age in the 1960s with the same wit, candour and exhilarating storytelling that has made Too Close to the Falls a bestseller for many years. As the 1960s dramatically unfold, Cathy takes on many personas, but when tragedy strikes, it is her role as daughter that proves to be most challenging.
Governor General Shortlist author, Michael Crummey, will be sharing his most ambitious and accomplished work to date. Galore is an intricate family saga and a rural Newfoundland love story. This is a sprawling, intimate and fantastical novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us. Crummey is the author of a memoir, several books of poetry, and two bestselling novels, River Thieves and The Wreckage. Galore has been nominated for the Governor General’s Fiction Award. which will be announced on November 17th.

Karen Connelly will also be reading from her latest autobiography, Burmese Lessons. This book is illuminated by the sensual language and flashes of humour that have won her fans around the world. Connelly is the author of nine books of non-fiction, fiction and poetry, her first being, Touch the Dragon which won the Governor General’s Award. Connelly was the youngest person to ever win the prestigious honour. The event takes place at Knox Church, on the corner of Erb and Caroline streets, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 or free with the purchase of any of the author's newest books at Words Worth Books before the event.

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