September 28 & 29, 2018

Lunenburg Lit Festival

Get Lit in Lunenburg with South Shore Public Libraries

Jonathan Torrens & Jeremy Taggart

Tales From The True North Strong And Freezing

Sprung from their hugely successful podcast Canadianity, Taggart (that guy from that band) and Torrens (that guy from that show) share a collection of showbiz tales from the road and relatable everyday anecdotes, all wrapped up in a nostalgic fondness for this great country. Canadianity takes readers on a cross-country journey, shining the spotlight on notable local heroes (or bahds), the best places to crush food and the greasiest watering holes, coast to coast to coast. Replete with lists of Canada’s top bands, television shows and athletes, as well as random observations about everything this country has to offer, Canadianity is often provocative and always hilarious. Drawing on their combined experiences as a legendary drummer (Our Lady Peace) and a veteran talk-show host (Jonovision) respectively, Taggart and Torrens have infused their first book with equal parts beer and pop culture and added a heaping helping of irreverence.

Donna Morrissey

Donna Morrissey has written six nationally bestselling novels. She has received awards in Canada, the U.S., and England. Her novel Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and she was nominated for a Gemini for best writing for the film Clothesline Patch. Her fiction has been translated into several different languages. Born and raised in Newfoundland, she now lives in Halifax.

Jay Malone

Robert MacDonald (aka: Jay Malone) has been a professional actor, comedian and writer for the past 17 years. In that time he has written and appeared on many television shows, specials and festivals in both Canada and the United States having spent seven years in both Toronto and then Los Angeles.

Lezlie Lowe

Lezlie Lowe is a freelance journalist and journalism instructor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been recognized for her long-form journalism by the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Atlantic Journalism Awards. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King's College, where she also teaches in the Journalism department. No Place To Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs is her first book.

Peter Barss

Peter Barss has written for several North American newspapers and magazines and his photography has illustrated several books including ``A Portrait of Lunenburg County: Photographs and Stories from a Vanished Way of Life `` and `` Older Ways: Traditional Nova Scotian Craftsmen.`` Barss has received a number of awards for both his writing and his photography, and he is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He lives in West Dublin, Nova Scotia.

Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham is the bestselling author of ``Tides of Honour``, ``Promises to Keep``, and ``Come From Away``. She is passionate about breathing life into Canadian History — especially those important moments which might be forgotten over time. To do that she writes captivating stories of love and adventure set in Canada, and she always has three new books on the go. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with a Bachelor of Music in Performance (playing the oboe). While on a ski vacation in Alberta, she met her future husband in a chairlift lineup and subsequently moved to Calgary to be with him. In 2008, they resettled in a quiet seaside village in Nova Scotia with their two beautiful daughters, a little white dog, and a small but contented flock of heritage chickens.

Wilfred Moore

Born in Halifax Wilfred P. Moore, QC is a Canadian lawyer. He was appointed to the Senate on the advice by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on September 26,1996. He represented Nova Scotia in the Senate of Canada from 1996 until his retirement in 2017. ``For The Record`` recounts some of the items brought forward by Mr. Moore doing his time in the Senate.

Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor is a Canadian novelist, journalist and creative writing professor. Taylor's first novel Stanley Park was published in 2001. It was an immediate bestseller and a critical success. He's since published a prize-winning collection of short fiction, Silent Cruise, and two further bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, Story House and The Blue Light Project. Taylor's most recent nonfiction title is Foodville. Taylor has also been widely published and recognized for his non-fiction magazine and newspaper work. Taylor has been a contributing editor at Vancouver Magazine and a regular contributor at EnRoute Magazine, Walrus, and Eighteen Bridges. Taylor's latest release ``Rule of Stephens`` came out in February.

2018 Programme

Friday, September 28th

1PM – Kids Event

Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP)

 

7PM – Friday Evening

Lunenburg School of the Arts 

Jay Malone

Jonathan Torrens & Jeremy Taggart

Saturday, September 29th

11AM – Literary Walking Tour

Lunenburg Academy

 

2PM – Non Fiction Authors

Town of Lunenburg Council Chambers, Lunenburg Courthouse

Peter Barss

Wilfred Moore

Lezlie Lowe

 

7PM – Saturday Evening

Lunenburg School of the Arts 

Donna Morrissey

Genevieve Graham

Timothy Taylor

Join us for a magical weekend!

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2018 Tickets

Tickets will be available after September 1st, 2018!
Tickets can be purchased at any South Shore Public Libraries branch as well as Lunenburg Bound and Lexicon Books.

Tickets can only be purchased by cash or cheque.

Full ticket pricing is available just to the right. Our weekend festival pass offers significant savings compared to purchasing individual event tickets! Once again, if you have any questions regarding pricing or purchasing tickets, please use our concierge service!

Ticket Prices

Full Weekend Pass

$50

Friday Evening

$20

Kids Event

Free

Lunenburg Walking Tour

$20

Saturday Afternoon

$20

Saturday Evening

$20

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