July 14, 2011

Adventures in Solitude #1 on BC Bestsellers List for 12 Weeks

Thank you, book gods!

From the publicity peeps:

“CBC personality Grant Lawrence released his first book, Adventures in Solitude, in September of 2010 (Harbour Publishing), and it’s been a wild ride ever since. In April 2010, Adventures in Solitude won the BC Book Prize for Book of the Year. Since then, the book has been the #1 BC Bestseller for twelve straight weeks, and continues to be in the top ten of various national bestsellers lists. Adventures in Solitude is Grant’s memoir of his time spent at his family cabin on the wild west coast of BC, and is titled after the New Pornographers song of the same name.

Throughout the summer, Grant Lawrence will be making select stops at festivals, both musical and literary, across Canada.”

Grant Lawrence’s Summer Tour Dates

Fri – Sun July 15 – 17 – Home County Folk Festival, London ON
– hosting the mainstage Friday and Saturday night, with an Adventures in Solitude workshop on Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm at the South Stage w/ local London musicians Eddie Jeanveau, Marty Kolls and Sam Taylor performing songs mentioned in the book.

Fri – Sat Aug 5 -6 – Regina Folk Festival, Regina SK
– hosting the mainstage Friday night, and taking part in a storytellers and songwriters workshop on Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm at the Sunlit Stage #3 w/ Shotgun Jimmie, Rah Rah, and Jeff Straker.

Sun Aug 7 – Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt BC
– doing a reading / talk / signing at 10:30am at the Festival Pavilion. Other authors attending include Margaret Trudeau, John Vaillant, Timothy Taylor and many others.

Sat Aug 13 – Refuge Cove Gallery, West Redonda Island, Desolation Sound BC
– the last book event of the summer, and it’s in Desolation Sound. A free, afternoon event featuring a reading / talk / signing, and a special musical performance by Jill Barber. This event is boat-access only!

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