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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Donna Morrissey Library and Archives Canada tonight

"Thursday, May 19 @ 7:30 pm Donna Morrissey reads at the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street. Celebrate the launch of Sylvanus Now the latest from acclaimed bestseller Donna Morrissey, author of Kit's Law and Downhill Chance. An unforgettable evening with one of Canada's most celebrated storytellers. A FREE EVENT"

Even though it's free, I'd pay just to hear her talk... Lovely down-home accent. Consider this something else to take your mind off the government issues of the day, here in Ottawa. Additionally, feel free to read the review of her latest novel online at Quill & Quire. Coincidentally, I just got my copy in the mail today.

UPDATE: 9pm
Don't you hate it when you read some ole blog and they tell you what a great (fill in the blank) you missed! Well, I hate to say it to you but, if you weren't there, you missed a great evening with Donna Morrissey. What a gem. She had our attention the moment she uttered her first words till the applause at the end. Newfoundland is overflowing with talent and Ms. Morrissey is yet another fine example of authors originating from The Rock. She's on tour now, don't miss her when she's in your neck of the woods.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, did you read the review in the Globe and Mail?
Pretty rough..
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050514/BKSYLV14/Entertainment/Idx

Saturday, May 21, 2005 1:17:00 AM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

Yes, I did read the review in the G&M the other day. Tepid at best I would say as Dawn Rae Downtown ends her review: "You could do worse as a reader, and as a taste of Newfoundland, it's as good and true as any." A sort of a wishy washy "meh" it seems to me anyway. Donna Morrissey tells a great story and certainly backs up her product live in person (where it counts for much) when she reads to the public. That helps any author sell a book that may likely get lost in a sea of (Cdn.) published books.

Saturday, May 21, 2005 7:11:00 AM  
Blogger John W. MacDonald said...

original review link: may not work...

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:7wgdVRhuZXIJ:www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050514/BKSYLV14/TPEntertainment/Books+%22She+owns+a+piece+of+the+Rock%22&hl=en%20target=nw

Saturday, May 21, 2005 7:16:00 AM  

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