Meet kindred book lovers at the Keltic Lodge’s colossal book club weekend. Come to laugh, share stories and meet new friends, all while enjoying a great piece of Nova Scotia literature. This visits book selection is Quintet by Douglas Arthur Brown. Quintet won the 2009 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award. It received rave reviews from The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and The Halifax Herald.
Arrive Friday to a welcome reception where you meet your fellow book junkies. After a good sleep and a hearty breakfast, enjoy a morning of golf or spa treatments before dinner and our fireside chat with our author. Perhaps after, everyone can regroup in the Highland Sitting Room for some entertainment from one of our local musicians. The only pre-requisite is to read the book and come to have a good time.
Douglas Arthur Brown is the author of five books: two novels, a collection of short stories and two children’s books.
His children’s book The Magic Compass is part of the Atlantic Collection, a project of the Nova Scotia Department of Education, which placed a copy of the title in every elementary school in Nova Scotia. For six years he was managing editor and publisher of the literary magazine Pottersfield Portfolio, and his short stories and translations have appeared in magazines and journals in Canada and Denmark, including Matrix, Pottersfield Portfolio and B&A. Douglas is past president of WFNS and an accomplished workshop leader in creative writing. For the past four years he has been writer-in-residence at Boularderie Elementary School, the only pilot project of its kind in the province. His forthcoming novel The Globe Thistle will be published in the autumn of 2010.