There are many writers from Cape Breton. Some are very well known. Others are less famous but dedicated to their art nonetheless. Until recently, there wasn’t much opportunity for local writers to showcase their work. Now, thanks to Governors Book Pub: Authors with Glasses, local writers have a regular opportunity to share their work with a local audience.
On February 16th from 7-9 pm, Cape Breton Bound Presents brings us the second edition of Governors Book Pub at Governors Pub. The event is hosted by CBC Cape Breton’s Wendy Martin and includes readings by D.C. Troicuk and Susan Zettell. Troicuk, a Glace Bay native whose work has appeared in Canadian Living and numerous other publications, will be reading from her forthcoming book Loose Pearls and Other Stories, slated to hit the shelves in April. Zettell, another Cape Breton writer and one of the organizers of the Cabot Trail Writers Festival in North River, will be reading from Checkout Girl, which the Winnipeg Free Press said is “an insightful and artful depiction of the tumultuous life of a young woman.” The Chronicle Herald stated that “the characters are engaging, like old friends.”
In addition to the readings by these published authors, there will be an open stage, where six unpublished authors will get to read for 10 minutes each. These authors register upon arrival and six names are drawn at 7:30. This is a great opportunity for folks to share their works with the world for the first time.
If you are an author or someone who loves reading or wants to support local writers (even if you suffer from 20/20 vision), then you won’t want to miss Governors Book Pub: Authors with Glasses!