CBC voice in Alberni Valley with book

CBC luminary Grant Lawrence is stopping in town to give a reading of his book 'What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound'.

Author Grant Lawrence is giving a reading of his book at Curious Coho on Sunday March 20 at 2 p.m.

Join Grant Lawrence for a slideshow presentation, reading and book signing featuring his debut book Adventures In Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound ($26.95, Harbour Publishing) at Curious Coho Books on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Adventures in Solitude has been nominated for two BC book prizes, the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.

Lawrence has become a popular voice across Canada as host of the CBC Radio 3 Podcast. Fans of independent music tune in to his podcast or turn up an old song from a record by The Smugglers, Grant’s defunct rock band.

In Adventures in Solitude, Lawrence shares how Desolation Sound shaped his life in music and the history of Canada.

When Lawrence was a boy his father bought a piece of land next to West Coast B.C.’s Desolation Sound marine park in the 1970s, just in time to encounter the gun-toting cougar lady, left-over hippies, outlaw bikers and an assortment of other characters. It was these early experiences, many alongside an influential hermit named Russell, which led Lawrence to a life of music and journalism far away from Desolation Sound.

In Adventures in Solitude, Lawrence returns to regale readers with tales of “going bush,” the tempting dilemma of finding an unguarded grow-op, and other laugh-out-loud stories from this unique place.

Now living in Vancouver, he still spends much of his summers in the cabin on the sound.

For more information regarding the book signing, please call Curious Coho Books at (250) 724-1455. Curious Coho is located at 4841 Johnston Road.

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