The 2020 Book Drunkard Festival goes virtual!
by Justyne Edgell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Blue Heron Books has announces that this year’s Book Drunkard Festival will be held online. Events will take place between October 13 and November 30th, and being a virtual event, people from near and far have the opportunity to join in to this year’s festival.
In their press release, the festival boasts events that will “capture wonderment and intoxicate all those who participate.”
Along with 20 award-winning authors, including Margret Atwood, Lorna Crozier and Jesse Thistle, celebrity chefs such as Anna Olson and musicians like Alan Doyle will also be part of the program. Additionally, there will also be a six-week writing workshop with author Bianca Marais, and specially crafted beer from The Second Wedge Brewery will be available.
“The Book Drunkard Festival again promises topnotch literary talent – including two current Giller nominees, many national as well as international award-winning authors, a Canadian musical hero and a trio of bakers that will have you hiding the scales! From cultural icons to up-and-coming superstars, the line-up for this year’s festival will entertain, enlighten, provoke and inspire.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery, a former Durham Region resident, once proclaimed, “I am simply a book drunkard” which inspired the name of this festival.
To learn more about the Book Drunkard Festival visit http://bookdrunkard.com/