As part of the 2012 Word on the Street Festival, Canadian publishing icon Douglas Gibson will be delivering his award winning one man show, Stories About Storytelling. Tickets are very limited, so I suggest acting fast if you are interested in attending this award winning performance. Proceeds support The Word On The Street Halifax festival.
STORIES ABOUT STORYTELLERS – An Evening with Douglas Gibson… And many famous Canadian authors, like Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, W.O. Mitchell, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, Mavis Gallant, Brian Mulroney, Bob Hunter, James Houston, and others.Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Theatre
Purchase tickets at The Bookmark II on Spring Garden Rd. $20 Though Doug Gibson offers proof this publisher can spin quite a yarn on the page in Stories About Storytellers, he’s going one step further, taking his stories to the stage for all to enjoy. The stage show, based on the book, offers a veritable smorgasbord of material and presentation options, from a 21-course extravaganza to a tantalizing nibble.
Douglas Gibson is a living link to the foundation of our country’s literature, and also an impish and charming performer. His lifelong passion for these great writers is contagious.”
– David Cheoros, Director, Edmonton Litfest
“It’s no surprise that Doug Gibson knows how to write with style, humour, and insight about the great Canadian storytellers he has known and edited. What was a surprise, even for those who have been privileged to have heard him tell those stories one-on-one over the years, is the captivating way he does it onstage in what amounts to a one-man play. Douglas Gibson pays tribute to our great storytellers — and even some not so great — by conjuring the all-but-lost art of the great raconteurs.”Gordon Sinclair, Winnipeg Free Press columnist