Entertainment Books

Writers and Friends welcome authors to Port Hope

Enjoy a memorable afternoon of readings, music, food, books and silent auction items at this year’s 23rd annual Writers & Friends event Nov. 12 at Trinity College School, Port Hope.  

Meet three outstanding Canadian authors:

  • James FitzGerald: writer, journalist. Won the 2010 Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize for his book What Disturbs Our Blood: A Son’s Quest to Redeem the Past, which relates a rich, unmined piece of Canadian history with intense psychological drama outlining how public health in Canada and the world was transformed.  His first book, Old Boys: The Powerful Legacy of Upper Canada College, was a controversial inside look at the attitudes and mores of Canada’s ruling class. He is currently completing the third of his autobiographic trilogy.
  • Kamal Al-Solaylee: writer, journalist, professor. Winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his second book  Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone.) His first book in 2012, Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, is a memoir of his experience as a gay man growing up in the Middle East.
  • Alexander Macleod: writer, teacher. His debut short story collection Light Lifting was a shortlisted nominee for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2011 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

Renowned former CBC documentary producer Karin Wells will be moderator. 

Author readings, book signings and Q&A, live music and silent auction are all part of this literary afternoon benefit for Horizons of Friendship programs in Central America and Mexico.

Tickets are $100, available at Furby House Books, 65 Walton Street, Port Hope, on-line at www.horizons.ca — or by calling the Horizons office, 905-372-5483, ext. 10. An income tax receipt of $75 (approximately) will be provided.

And, as always, your ticket entitles you to a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres.

- Submitted