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Busy week for book lovers as Greenwood’s StoryFest 2015 welcomes three special guests


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Award-winning Newfoundland writer Lisa Moore will appear for Greenwood's StoryFest 2015 this Saturday, October 17, at 9 a.m. at a breakfast event at Hudson's Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre.

The busy upcoming week of StoryFest 2015 is a book lover’s dream, with three special literary guests heading to Hudson, starting this Saturday with Lisa Moore.

A native of Newfoundland, Lisa Moore's most recent novel Caught has been adapted into a television series. Her novel February (2010) was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the CBC Canada Reads competition in 2013. Her 2005 novel Alligator was also nominated for a Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Caribbean and Canada region. Her first two books of short stories were Degrees of Nakedness (1995) and Open (2002), the latter earning a nomination for the Giller Prize and the Canadian Authors Association Jubilee Award for Short Stories. Lisa Moore will appear on Saturday, October 17 at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre (394 Main Rd., Hudson QC) at a 9 a.m. breakfast event.

Sean Michaels is a Montreal-based journalist, fiction writer and blogger (for the Globe and Mail, among others). His first novel Us Conductors won the prestigious 2014 Giller Prize. He is a music critic, and has also written about travel, food and culture for various publications. Michaels received a gold prize at the Canadian National Magazine Award in 2013 for an article in The Walrus, and is the founder of Said the Gramophone, an mp3blog, which was recognized by Time magazine as one of the world's best blogs. Michaels will appear at Hudson Village Theatre on Tuesday, October 20 at 7.30 p.m.

A novelist, pianist/songwriter and playwright, Tomson Highway has been recognized by numerous literary awards. He is most known for his award winning plays The Rez Sisters (1986), Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (1989), Rose (2000) and Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout (2005). He has won four Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Chalmers Award, and a Wang Festival Award. His best-selling novel Kiss of the Fur Queen 1998) was nominated for the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award and the Books in Canada First Novel Award. In 1994, Tomson was named a Member of the Order of Canada.

Tickets for Lisa Moore: $20 (includes breakfast); tickets for Sean Michaels and Tomson Highway: $15. Available online and at Boutique Pure Art (422 Main Rd., Hudson QC). Hudson Village Theatre is located at 28 Wharf Rd., Hudson QC. www.greenwoodstoryfest.com.

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