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Get in on the Adventures with Grant Lawrence

Posted: November 19, 2010

Grant Lawrence is fitting in a few more adventures before Christmas. Catch him with his book Adventures in Solitude at the following locations for a reading, slideshow and, sometimes, musical performance:

White Rock: Reading, slideshow/video presentation and book signing at the White Rock Library (15342 Buena Vista Avenue) on Monday, November 29th at 7:00 pm. To register for this free program, please call the White Rock Library at 604.541.2201. Books sold by Black Bond Books.

Sechelt: The Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (5714 Medusa at Trail Avenue) on Friday, December 10th at 7:00 pm. Along with a slideshow presentation and reading, guests will enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks. For more information, please call Talewind Books at 604.885.2527. Books sold by Talewind Books.

West Vancouver(Grant’s hometown!): The West Vancouver Memorial Library (1950 Marina Drive) on Sunday, December 19th at 2:00 pm. For more information, please call the West Vancouver Memorial Library at 604.925.7400. Guests will enjoy a slideshow and video presentation by Grant Lawrence, and some songs by his wife, Juno-nominated singer Jill Barber. Books sold by Indigo, Park Royal.

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.

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.