Sudbury author heading to reading in Hamilton
Sudbury author Jo Storm will be part of the lineup of presenters at the national Telling Tales Festival in Hamilton this fall.
The event, which is in its 11th year, is a book festival focused on content for children and families.
Storm’s young adult novel, Snowhook, which was published in January by Dundurn Press, is on the festival’s reading list, and Storm will be presenting live at the festival.
Snowhook tells the story of Hannah, a 14-year-old girl who sets out with her four family dogs and an ancient dog sled to find help for her gravely ill mother. What starts out as a half-day adventure turns into a perilous trek across the frozen landscape of Northern Ontario with unexpected weather and an even more unexpected passenger.
Storm, who grew up in Muskoka, has made Sudbury her home for the last 10 years. The novel, and Storm’s presentation at the Telling Tales Festival, are based on her experience as a five-dog owner, a dog trainer and a hobbyist sledder.
“I’m excited to be part of a festival dedicated to content for children and young adults,” Storm said in a release. “As someone who grew up wanting more books with protagonists like me, I’m excited for the opportunity to meet everyone who’s participating and attending the event this year – and hopefully to share something of my journey with them, too.”
The Telling Tales Festival will be held in Hamilton on Sept. 15.
Snowhook is available from Chapters, Amazon, Dundurn Press, and at local bookstores.
STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES PLAY JULY 16
Steve Earle is playing the Fraser Auditorium on July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Earle is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982. He got his big breakthrough in 1986 with the album Guitar Town.
Since then Earle has released 15 studio albums and received three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Shawn Colvin, Ian Stuart Donaldson and Emmylou Harris.
He has appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play and a book of short stories. Earle has won three best contemporary folk album awards in 2005, 2008 and 2010.
Tickets are on sale now at the STC box office, 170 Shaughnessy St., by calling 705-674-8381 or by visiting sudburytheatre.on.ca.
BRODY AND SMITH TO PLAY SUDBURY
Dean Brody and Dallas Smith are banding together for an epic cross-country adventure, the Friends Don’t Let Friends Tour Alone.
It takes place Oct. 6 at the Sudbury Community Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets cost $119 for general admission pit; and $97, $74 and $63 for reserved seating. Tickets may be purchased in person at the arena box office, 240 Elgin St.; online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets or by telephone at 705-671-3000.
I’m excited to be part of a festival dedicated to content for children and young adults.
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
Come see what millions of women have been laughing, cheering and raving about for years.
Set in a department store, four women with nothing in common but a black lace bra come to realize they have more to share than ever imagined. The Canadian all-star cast makes fun of their hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, wrinkles, lack of sex and a whole lot more. It takes place Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available now at the STC box office, 170 Shaughnessy St., by calling 705-674-8381 or online at tickets. sudburytheatre.on.ca.
Jo Storm, and her young adult novel, Snowhook, will be part of the lineup of presenters at the national Telling Tales Festival in Hamilton this fall.