An Evening with Wayne Johnston

An Evening with Wayne Johnston

An Evening with Wayne Johnston

Hosted by Richard Kelly Kemick

Oct 02 @ 7 PM - 8:15 PM MT 
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW

Consummate storyteller Wayne Johnston makes an unmissable return to the Wordfest stage, this time reaching into his past to bring us a sad, tender, and at times extremely funny memoir of his Newfoundland boyhood. Following in the footsteps of The Story of Bobby O’Malley, Baltimore’s Mansion, and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, Jennie’s Boy is Johnston’s tribute to a family and a community that were simultaneously fiercely protective of him – and fed up with having to make allowances for him. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable evening of deeply eccentric characters and yes, deep pain, but also tenderness and wit. 

This 75-minute conversation, hosted by Richard Kelly Kemick, includes an audience Q&A and book signing. Bring copies of Johnston's invaluable back list, including 2021's The Mystery of Right and Wrong.

This event is part of Wordfest’s Imaginairium festival, Sept. 29 – Oct. 6, 2022. Connect with 60+ of the world’s most generous writers, thinkers, activators and inspirers, gathered just for you in Calgary, Canada. For more info: wordfest.com

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