For anyone who has seen the Instagram account miserable_men, it will be clear that this holiday (aka shopping) season is not a time of joy for many men…but what if it didn’t have to be so? What if no mall walking was necessary, what if it was made easy, fun and entertaining, with a stop at pub, coffee shop or cinema while your gifts are wrapped. Men, do we have your attention now?
What started as an invitation for men to visit the Handmade in Uxbridge sale in the Blue Heron Studio forsome personalized service has grown into a full on evening’s entertainment. The First Guys Shopping Nightwill take place from 6 – 9pm on the 18th of December. The event now encompasses many stores up and down Brock street, and participating shops will make it easy for the ‘last minute shopper’. Armed with the list their significant other has prepared ahead (or not) stores will assist with choices/sizes/flavours/colours whilst the menfolk can drink beer, eat snacks, watch the game, listen to good music and then ‘wrap it all up’ over a latte at Nexus, a beer at Wixan’s or while watching the new Star Wars movie at the Roxy. It doesn’t get any easier.
Join us for an evening with award winning author Terry Fallis and writer/editor extraordinaire, Douglas Gibson on Nov. 19th, at Wooden Sticks Golf Club, 7pm. Your $25 ticket includes a glass of wine and nibblies.
Poles Apart by Terry Fallis
Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog, becomes an overnight sensation when a wildly popular talk show host stumbles upon it, tweets about it, and promotes it on her show. The anonymous blog is intelligent, thoughtful, and bold, brazenly taking on various injustices in the lives of women. But it’s the blogger Eve’s post about the controversial entrepreneur behind XY, a new chain of high-end strip clubs opening up across the country, that sets off a firestorm. In a matter of hours, the site crashes, its Twitter count jumps from a paltry 19 followers to nearly 250,000, and Eve is suddenly lauded as the new voice of modern feminism.
But who, exactly, is the Eve behind Eve of Equality? Well . . . not who you might think. Meet Everett Kane, aspiring writer and fervent feminist. He writes his erudite blog in his new apartment, at his kitchen table, and his life is about to change forever.
Hilarious and smart, and offering timely commentary on a subject that is flooding our headlines, newsfeeds, Twitter streams, and conversations, Poles Apart is Terry Fallis at his best, confirming his status as a king of CanLit comedy.
Across Canada by Story by Douglas Gibson
More adventures from one of Canada’s premier editors and storytellers
Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. As one of the country’s leading editors and publishers for 40 years, he coaxed modern classics out of some of Canada’s finest minds, and then took to telling his own stories in his first memoir, Stories About Storytellers.
Gibson turned his memoir into a one-man stage show that eventually played almost 100 times, in all ten provinces, from coast to coast. As a literary tourist, he discovered even more about the land and its writers and harvested many more stories, from distant past and recent memory, to share.
Now in Across Canada by Story, Gibson brings new stories about Robertson Davies, Jack Hodgins, W.O. Mitchell, Alistair MacLeod, and Alice Munro, and adds lively portraits of Al Purdy, Marshall McLuhan, Margaret Laurence, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Margaret Atwood, Wayne Johnson, Linwood Barclay, Michael Ondaatje, and many, many others. Whether fly fishing in Haida Gwaii or sailing off Labrador, Douglas Gibson is a first-rate ambassador for Canada and the power of great stories.
Tickets are $45 and include a copy of Kate’s new book, The Lake House as well as dessert and coffee.
November 26th 2015, 7pm at Wooden Sticks Golf Course
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On Sunday, October 4th, at 7pm, G-Mom’s of Port Perry and Blue Heron Books are pleased to present an intimate evening with Will Ferguson, as he introduces us to his new book, Road Trip Rwanda. Funny, engaging, poignant, and at times heartbreaking, Road Trip Rwanda is the lively tale of two friends, the open road, and the hidden heart of a continent. Will Ferguson is a three time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and the Scotiabank Giller Prize winning author of 419. The event will take place in the Blue Heron Studio and will be moderated by Terry Fallis, bestselling author and another winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
Tickets are $45, include a signed copy of Road Trip Rwanda ($34 value), refreshments and a donation to G-Moms of Port Perry on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.