Literary Event — June 11

This Saturday, Ben McNally Books at 366 Bay Street will be hosting a reading by two authors who are shortlisted forCanadian Authors Association literary awards. Those authors are:

  • Ken Finkleman is a Canadian television and film writer, producer and actor. He is best known as the writer, creator and producer of the CBC Television series The Newsroom (also aired on PBS). He produced a number of other series for Canadian television as well, including Married Life (Comedy Central, Atlantis Films), Foolish Heart (CBC), Foreign Objects (CBC), More Tears (CBC), At the Hotel (CBC), and most recently Good Dog(HBO Canada, 2011).
  • Garry Gottfriedson, from the Secwepemc first nation (Shuswap), was born, raised and lives in Kamloops, BC. He is a rancher with a Masters degree in Education. He was awarded the Gerald Red Elk Creative Writing Scholarship by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied under Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Marianne Faithful and others. His works include 100 Years of Contact (Secwepmec Cultural Society, 1990), In Honor of Our Grandmothers (Theytus, 1994), Glass Tepee (Thistledown, 2002), Painted Pony (Partners in Publishing, 2005), Whiskey Bullets (Ronsdale, 2006) and Skin Like Mine (Ronsdale, 2010). He has read from his work across North America, Asia and Europe, and frequently gives creative writing workshops and lectures.

The event starts at 1pm and goes till about 3pm, with both authors reading, signing books, and participating in a Q&A. There is no charge for admission and refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or want any further information, by all means drop me a line!

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