Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas – featuring Arthur Black & Jackson Davies

Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas – featuring Arthur Black & Jackson Davies

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Date: 12/31/2012 3:37 pm
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Date of event Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location of event Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level, Central Library

Please join us for an evening of fun and laughter with Canadian humourist Arthur Black and award-winning actorJackson Davies, best-known for his role as Constable John Constable on The Beachcombers.

Arthur Black is the author of a growing collection of award-winning books. In his latest book, Looking Blackward, he analyses a paranoid, hypersensitive, melodramatic society in a colourful collage of stories from small-town antics to international farces. He reveals the absurdity of our ideas and decisions – such as airlifting surplus bunnies from an island off the coast of BC to a rehab farm in Texas –  muses on our relationship with technology and lambastes the craze for blood sports and our anachronistic fetish for suits and ties.

 Arthur Black hosted CBC Radio One’s Basic Black program from 1983 until 2002, while also using his comedic talents to host Life Network’s Weird Homes and Weird Wheels. He is one of two living writers to have won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times.

Jackson Davies presents the new book, Bruno and the Beach. This lively, highly illustrated book celebrates Canada’ longest running dramatic TV production The Beachcombers, which aired on CBC TV from 1972-1990.Written by Jackson Davies and co-creator Marc Strange, Bruno and the Beach offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of those who gathered at Molly's Reach and shaped a national pastime. It includes insiders' anecdotes, Beachcombers trivia, production crew pranks and personal stories of the folks who appeared on both sides of the camera.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Writers Fest and the Vancouver Foundation.

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