Li­te­ra­ry fes­ti­val conti­nuing

Po­werhouse wri­ting couple rea­dings this week

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The Hudson-ba­sed Green­wood Centre for Li­ving His­to­ry mu­seum will conti­nue their month-long Sto­ryFest li­te­ra­ry fes­ti­val, which is ai­med at show­ca­sing Ca­na­dian au­thors from across the coun­try.

Up next is a now sold-out rea­ding by four-time Go­ver­nor Ge­ne­ral’s Award re­ci­pient Mi­chael On­daatje, who won the Boo­ker Prize for his no­vel, The En­glish Pa­tient, a book that was adap­ted in­to an Aca­de­my Award win­ning film of the same title. On­daatje’s most recent book, The Cat’s Table, is an ho­mage to an ocean voyage the au­thor took when, as an 11 year-old boy, he mo­ved from his na­tive Sri Lan­ka to Ca­na­da.

On­daatje will ap­pear on Oct. 18, at the Hudson Vil­lage Theatre.

And fic­tion and non-fic­tion wri­ter Lin­da Spal­ding, who is mar­ried to On­daatje, will head­line a li­te­ra­ry break­fast rea­ding at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 19 at St. James Church Hall, 642 Main Rd., in Hudson.

Fol­lo­wing that The Hudson Film So­cie­ty will host a scree­ning of the do­cu­men­ta­ry Sto­ries We Tell, by Sa­rah Pol­ley, on Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at the Hudson Vil­lage Theatre, 28 Wharf Rd.

Mi­chael Crum­my

The fi­nal au­thor event of this year’s Sto­ryFest will show­case the works of poet and short sto­ry wri­ter Mi­chael Crum­mey, who won nu­me­rous awards for his de­but no­vel, Ri­ver Thieves. Crum­my will speak at the Vil­lage Theatre, at 7:30 p.m., on Oct. 29.

Fi­nal­ly, the thea­tri­cal pro­duc­tion, The Cot­tage, by Mon­treal-born play­wright and no­ve­list Bon­nie Laing will be per­for­med at the Hudson Vil­lage Theatre on Nov. 1 and 2.

Ti­ckets for Sto­ryFest events can be pur­cha­sed at Pure Art store, lo­ca­ted at 422 Main Rd., Hudson, or at the door for events that are not sold out. For more in­for­ma­tion vi­sit Green­wood’s web­site at www.green­wood-centre-hudson.org, or call 450 458-5396.

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