• Audrey Wall

StoryFest’s amazing program continues


PHOTO COURTESY GREENWOOD'S STORYFEST

Award-winning author Heather O'Neill will appear for Greenwood's StoryFest on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson Village Theatre.

If you’ve missed the first two weeks of StoryFest, don’t despair- there is much more to come.

Week Three starts with a unique event Saturday evening, October 15 at the Hudson Village Theatre. Billed as 3 Authors of Note, it features a trio of Montreal writers who share the common bond of writing about music and it all starts off with the beautiful sounds of soprano Carolina Pla, accompanied by the talented Judi Meade.

Eric Siblin is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker, and was the pop music critic at the Montreal Gazette. His first book, The Cello Suites, won many awards, and he will be here to talk about his newest book, Studio Grace, which tells the inside story about the making of a record. Nisha Coleman has written a story about her life as a busker entitled Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris. Ian McGillis is the Montreal Gazette book review columnist and a music critic, and the author of the prize-winning A Tourist’s Guide to Glengarry.

A panel discussion will follow the presentations of the authors. The evening is co-sponsored by the Quebec Writer’s Federation (QWF) and The Greenwood Centre.

Greenwood’s StoryFest is extremely fortunate to have so many wonderful Canadian authors come to Hudson: next week brings us two of the best. On Tuesday evening, October 18, two-time Giller nominee Heather O’Neill (The Girl Who was Saturday Night; Daydreams of Angels) will be on stage at the Hudson Village Theatre, and on Thursday evening, October 20, Commonwealth Writers Prize winner Marina Endicott (Good to a Fault; Close to Hugh) will appear. Endicott will also speak to a group of Westwood Senior High students on Friday.

Looking ahead at next week, another special StoryFest event (sponsored by the Hudson Film Society), will present Love and Friendship on Monday, October 24 at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Based on a novella that Jane Austen wrote in 1794, the film is a wickedly modern romantic comedy, and has been called “…pure pleasure, and one of the best movies of the year”.

Tickets for all these events can be purchased in advance online at www.greenwoodstoryfest.com, at Pure Art, 422 Main Road, Hudson, or at the theatre door, 28 Wharf Road.