Friday, May 7, 2010

May Author Readings

There are some intriguing author readings in Halifax coming up in May.

Canada's preeminent science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer will be reading at the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library on Tuesday May 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Robert will be reading from his critically acclaimed novel Watch, his second entry in the WWW trilogy.

"Watch is as fine a novel as we have come to expect from Sawyer, with a blend of human values and technological foresight." Cori Dusmann, G&M

"Original and intriguing. Sawyer makes complex sci-fi understandable and thoroughly entertaining." -Romantic Times Book Reviews

"By any reckoning, Sawyer is among the most successful Canadian authors ever." MacLean's

This event is made possible by the generous support of
The Canada Council for the Arts


Joel MacLean will be reading from Outposts of Celtica: history & heroes of the Celtic World at two branches of the Halifax Public Libraries:

Friday May 21st, 12:00 p.m at the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library; and
Saturday May 22nd, 2:00 p.m. at the Keshen Goodman Public Library.

In Outposts of Celtica, Joel MacLean explores Celtic history from its birthplace in central Europe to surviving outposts in western Europe and into the Americas. The book also discusses the Patagonia region of Argentina and Cape Breton, two places where Celtic culture resists absorption into the generic culture of the modern world.


Also of interest is The Halifax Club's Literary Luncheon series, which will be hosting John Doyle and Silver Donald Cameron on Thursday, May 27th.

The Globe and Mail's John Doyle and The Chronicle Herald's Silver Donald Cameron will each read from their work, participate in a panel discussion and answer audience questions at this edition of the regular series at The Halifax Club.

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