Literary festival continuing
Powerhouse writing couple readings this week
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.
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.