November 22, 2013

The Lonely End of the Rink tour hits Quebec / Ontario

After surviving the snowy wilds of Northern BC and visiting some beautiful and tiny hamlets, I’ll now attempt to tackle some of the biggest cities in Canada for the next week or so.

The next week will feature some amazing musical performances at all the book events:

Montreal: JF Robitaille
Kingston: Matthew Barber
Windsor: Crissi Cochrane
London: Marty Kolls
Toronto: Matthew Barber
Ottawa: Chris Page, Andrew Vincent

Please note that the times noted above are the actual start times for each event. Get there early before the posted times! Hope to see you soon.

Here are the complete dates:

Sat Nov 23, Drawn and Quarterly, Montreal QC, 7pm. RSVP at the Facebook event page, w/ musical performance by JF Robitaille

Sun Nov 24, Kingston Brew Pub, Kingston ON, 2pm w/ musical performance by Matthew BarberRSVP at the Facebook event page.

Mon Nov 25, Phog Lounge, Windsor ON, 7pm w/ musical performance by Crissi Cochrane.

Tue Nov 26, Landon Library (not a misprint), London ON, 7pm, w/ musical performance by Marty Kolls.

Wed Nov 27, Toronto Launch Party, Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, Toronto ON, 8pm-10pm, w/ musical appearance by Matthew Barber, interview by Kevin Sylvester. Presented by This Is Not A Reading Series and Douglas and McIntyre. RSVP at the Facebook event page.

Fri Nov 29, Pressed, Ottawa ON, 7pm, w/musical performance by Chris Page, Andrew VincentRSVP at the Facebook event page.

Fri Dec 6, Amigo’s, Saskatoon SK, 8:30pm, w/ musical performance by Maybe SmithRSVP 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

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

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