Grant Lawrence at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon


When I was on Galiano Island last weekend (working on THIS FEATURE) I had the great pleasure of attending Grant Lawrence’s book reading at the Galiano Island Literary Festival.

While I love reading Grant’s stories, listening to him read them and share his thoughts on them is a rare treat, and when I got back from the island I was reminded that I’ve been meaning to share this video below. It’s of Grant introducing his most recent book, The Lonely End of the Rink, and sharing some of his personal story on stage at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, and it is awesome. Former-Vancouver-Mayor-turned-MLA Sam and his partner Lynn put together these wonderful nights that V.I.A. is a sponsor of and it really came as no surprise to me when I found out that Grant was going to be speaking; they have a knack for putting great people doing great things up on their stage. I always leave inspired, looking forward to the next one and the speakers they bring in as well as the diverse crowd that it draws.

The next Public Salon is coming up on Wednesday May 15th and, again, I hope to see you there!

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