The O'Neill Reads Extravaganza!!!
Starring Arizona & Heather O'Neill. With Jason Purcell, Neil Smith & Georgia Toews
Decidedly Jazz Dance Centre
111 12 Ave SE
Who has the most visually arresting, utterly tasty book review page on Instagram? Why, the O’Neills of course, the fearless mother/daughter Montreal duo. We’re bringing their Bookstagram to life, in a whimsical talk-show format. Joining them on stage are the authors behind three books highlighted by Arizona and Heather as “magnificent, magical works”: Jason Purcell and Swollening (“I’ve been travelling with it all week and people keep asking what’s in my pocket”), Neil Smith’s Jones (“It balances sadness and humour in a way reminiscent of Miriam Toews”), and Georgia Toews’ Hey, Good Luck Out There (“At once vulnerable and brazen, Toews gives a new voice to addiction, one that highlights the world of female agency, friendship, and desperation”).
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