December 4, 2013
After an amazing swing through Quebec and Ontario that included reuniting with three out of four members of the Gruesomes (the band that sparked me to form the Smugglers) as well as many other great friends from past and present, the book tour now unfolds into the vast and frozen Canadian prairies!
This weekend will feature some amazing musical performances at all the book events:
Saskatoon: Maybe Smith
Bruno: Kay and the Cadillacs
St. Albert: Mike MacDonald (Jr. Gone Wild)
Calgary: KJ Jansen (Chixdiggit), Matt Masters
Please note that the times noted above are the actual start times for each event. Please arrive before the posted times! Hope to see you soon.
Also, we’re getting very close to that time of the cut off for signed books before Christmas! Cut off to receive your order is THIS FRIDAY DECEMBER 6.
Here are the complete tour dates:
Fri Dec 6, Amigo’s, Saskatoon SK, 8:30pm, w/ musical performance by Maybe Smith. RSVP at the Facebook event page.
Sat Dec 7, Bruno Artsbank, Bruno SK, 7pm, w/ musical performance by Kay and the Cadillacs.
Sun Dec 8, Public Library, St. Albert AB, 2pm, w/ musical performance by Mike McDonald (Junior Gone Wild).
Mon Dec 9, National Music Centre, Calgary AB, 7pm, w/ musical performance by KJ Jansen (Chixdiggit), Matt Masters.
Tue Dec 10, Public Library, Cranbrook BC, 7pm
Wed Dec 11, Public Library, Kimberley BC, 7pm
Thu Dec 12, Public Library, Fernie BC, 7pm
Sun Dec 15, Memorial Library, West Vancouver BC, 2:30pm, w/ musical performance from Jill Barber
Early praise for The Lonely End of the Rink:
“I hate hockey but I love this book” – Cory Ashworth, The Peak FM
“Grant Lawrence is a razor-sharp humourist” – Times Colonist, Victoria
“One of Canada’s leading storytellers” – Vancouver Sun
“Soul-searching, candid and clever” – Ron MacLean, Hockey Night In Canada
“Like David Sedaris in a Canadian tuxedo” – Boyd Devereaux, Stanley Cup Champion, Detroit Red Wings
“Heartbreaking and hilarious” – Angie Abdou, author, The Bone Cage
“It’s not always pretty, but this is a funny, poignant, and very Canadian story”. – Kevin Sylvester, CBC broadcaster