Sud­bury au­thor head­ing to read­ing in Hamil­ton

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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.

SUP­PLIED PHOTO

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.

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