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Grant Lawrences Brings Adventures to the Prairies


November 17, 2010

Grant Lawrence is heading to the prairies to launch his debut book Adventures In Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound . He’ll be in Regina at the Fainting Goat Café—2330 Albert Street—on Sunday, November 21st at 2:00 pm with musical guest Belle Plaine. Next, he will host a reading and slideshow at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg—1120 Grant Avenue—on Sunday, November 28th at 2:00 pm with musical guest Del Barber.

Grant Lawrence has become a popular voice across Canada as host of the CBC Radio 3 Podcast and as guest-host of numerous other radio shows and music festivals. 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, Grant shares how Desolation Sound shaped his life in music, and the history of Canada.

Young Grant’s father bought a piece of land next to the 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 Grant to a life of music and journalism far away from Desolation Sound. In Adventures in Solitude Grant returns to regale us with tales of “going bush,” the tempting dilemma of finding an unguarded grow-op, and other laugh-out-loud stories from this unique place.

For more information regarding Grant’s book launch in Regina, please call the Fainting Goat Café at               1.877.429.7891       . For more information regarding Grant’s book signing in Winnipeg, please call McNally Robinson at               204.475.0483       

Grant Lawrence hosts the popular CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence, and Grant Lawrence Live on CBC Radio 3 and Sirius 86, and can also be heard on various CBC Radio One programs such as DNTO, Spark, All Points West and On the Coast. He still spends much of each summer at his cabin in the Sound. He lives in Vancouver, BC.