• T.M. O’Shaughnessy

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019 to welcome astronaut Dave Williams


Perfectly timed with the 50th anniversary of the first moon mission, Greenwood Centre for Living History’s annual StoryFest literary festival welcomes astronaut Dr. Dave Williams in October, just one of the many exciting guests.

18th edition of Hudson’s annual literary festival announces line-up for October

As celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing continue all summer, Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019 is pleased to announce that Canadian astronaut, doctor, CEO and author Dave Williams will be coming to Hudson to highlight its October literary festival line-up.

Williams is the author of the autobiography Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe and his StoryFest appearance promises to be an utterly fascinating look into this world. Dr. Williams was a mission specialist on two space shuttle missions.

The much-celebrated Williams, who is a Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of several honourary doctorates both in Canada and abroad, will appear on Sunday, October 27 at two separate events at Hudson’s Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre: At 10 a.m. he will host a StoryFest for Kids event (Williams also co-authored a children’s book entitled: Go for Liftoff! How to Train Like an Astronaut)—and then at 2 p.m. he will present his book Defying Limits to a general audience.

Admission is $20 for single ticket holders, and will be included in the StoryFest 2019 pass which goes on sale the first week of August (single tickets go on sale in late August). The cost of a pass is $110 and entitles the owner to every StoryFest event except the Writers Workshop – and is a $50 saving on full prices.

The full author line-up for this much-lauded literary event is listed below.

Greenwood’s StoryFest is a Hudson-based festival in its 18th year that is dedicated to bringing the best of Canadian writing to audiences every fall.

Greenwood itself is an almost 300 year old historic house (and municipal museum) set on the picturesque waterfront of Hudson, Quebec at 254 Main Road. It is a non-profit organization open to the public seasonally and for events throughout the year.

For more information, contact Terry O’Shaughnessy at (450) 458-5396 or consult greenwoodstoryfest.com or greenwood-centre-hudson.org

Greenwood’s StoryFest 2019 Line-up of Authors:

Anakana Schofield – Sunday, September 29

At 2 p.m. Hudson Community Centre $20 (Includes refreshments)

Steven Price – Thursday, October 1

At 7.30 p.m. Hudson Village Theatre $15

Writers Workshop (with Alix Ohlin) (Not included in StoryFest pass)

Saturday, October 5 Time: TBA; at the Greenwood Centre

Alix Ohlin – Sunday, October 6

At 2 p.m. Hudson Community Centre $15

Frances Itani – Thursday, October 8

At 7:30 p.m. Hudson Village Theatre $15

Rawi Hage – Tuesday, October 15

At 7:30 p.m. Hudson Village Theatre $15

Ann Hui – Sunday, October 20

At 2 p.m. St. Mary’s Hall, Hudson $20 (Includes refreshments)

D’Arcy Jenish – Thursday, October 24

At 7:30 p.m. St. James Church, Hudson $15

Dave Williams – Sunday, October 27 Two events

StoryFest for Kids at 10 a.m. Hudson Community Centre (Admission by Donation/Included for passholders

General Audience at 2 p.m. Hudson Community Centre $20

Film TBA Monday, November 4

At 7:30 p.m. Hudson Village Theatre $15

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