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Occurs on Saturday April 27 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours


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Gananoque ON K7G 1A1

Performance Notes

× Maritime Voices with Heather Smith & Lesley Crewe

Join writers Heather Smith and Lesley Crewe as they discuss the complex topic of maritime humour. Are stories from the east coast hilarious because of the characters who live there or is it because of the weather? Is humour a coping mechanism or an important tool in self-deprecating storytelling? Pull up a chair and settle in as the authors explore the importance of humour in their written work and discuss the fine line between capturing east coast humour and turning its people into caricatures. The conversation is bound to be as lively as an old fashioned kitchen party! Lesley and Heather will also read from their written works – here’s hoping they live up to the east coast reputation for funny! Heather Smith is originally from Newfoundland, and now lives in Waterloo, Ontario. Her east coast roots inspire much of her writing. Her previous novel, The Agony of Bun O'Keefe, received a starred review from Kirkus and Quill & Quire and was named a best book of 2017 Heather writes novels and picture books for readers of all ages. Lesley Crewe is the author of ten novels, including Beholden, Mary, Mary, Amazing Grace, Chloe Sparrow, Kin, and Relative Happiness, which has been adapted into a feature film. Previously a freelance writer and screenwriter, her column “Are You Kidding Me?” appears weekly in the Chronicle Herald’s community newspapers. Lesley lives in Homeville, Nova Scotia. Location: Gananoque Inn

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