The Vancouver Writers Fest presents:
Books & Brunch with Terry Fallis
Sunday, August 18 at 10am
Dockside Restaurant, Granville Island
Tickets $60 plus GST and fees
Following the successful launch of this new series, join us for our second Books & Brunch: a delectable combination of author conversation, fresh breakfast items and a stunning view on Granville Island.
We’re thrilled to welcome two-time Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis to share his funny, smart new novel about destiny: Albatross.
Called “a compulsively readable novel about what it means to stay true to your dreams, and to yourself,” by Amy Jones, Albatross follows loveable high-school student, Adam Coryell.
When Adam takes a surprising interest in golf, what follows is even more surprising: almost instantly he skyrockets to a prodigy-level stardom that includes tournament titles, sponsorship deals, throngs of fans following his every move, and fodder for tabloids. But here's the catch: Adam doesn't really like golf. And as the life he once knew slips away--including the love of his life, the dream of being a writer, and everyday normalcy--he can't help but wonder if all this success and fame is worth it . . . or if it's enough for him.
Heartwarming and funny, sweeping and entertaining, Terry Fallis's new book takes readers on a journey of self-discovery.
Ticket holders will hear from Fallis about the novel, while enjoying Dockside’s Great Canadian Brunch overlooking False Creek, with dishes including:
- Butter pastries such as danishes, croissants and pain au chocolate;
- Fresh fruit with seasonal berries;
- Scrambled (cage free) eggs with chives and aged cheddar cheese;
- Maple smoked bacon and honey and thyme pork bangers;
- Roasted herbed Roma tomatoes;
- Crispy fried potatoes with lemon chili salt;
- Freshly brewed coffee and assorted teas.
About Terry Fallis
A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of six national bestselling novels, including his latest, One Brother Shy, all published by McClelland & Stewart. The Best Laid Plans was the winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, and CBC’s Canada Reads in 2011. It was adapted as a six-part television miniseries, as well as a stage musical. The High Road was a Leacock Medal finalist in 2011. Up and Down was the winner of the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, and was a finalist for the 2013 Leacock Medal. His fourth novel, No Relation, was released in May 2014, debuted on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, and won the 2015 Leacock Medal. His fifth, Poles Apart, hit bookstores in October 2015, was a Globe and Mail bestseller and a finalist for the 2016 Leacock Medal.
Books will be available for purchase from Book Warehouse.