Booking Reading: Lawrence Hill
April 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
The Stockey Centre and Parry Sound Books present a Book Reading with Lawrence Hill and his new book Beatrice and Croc Harry!
Adult tickets are $35 + HST each and each adult ticket includes 1 copy of the new book and provides 1 complimentary ticket to a child.
Additional child tickets can be purchased at $15 + HST each.
Please note child tickets do not include a copy of the new book (child tickets are for attendees 18 and under).
To reserve your complimentary child ticket, please contact our Box Office at 705-746-446 extension 205 or visit us at 2 Bay Street as the complimentary children’s ticket offer with a purchase of an adult ticket is not available online at this time.
LAWRENCE HILLis the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Book of Negroes, which was made into a six-part TV mini-series, and The Illegal, both of which won CBC Canada Reads. His previous novels, Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, became national bestsellers. Hill’s nonfiction work includes Blood: The Stuff of Life, the subject of his 2013 Massey Lectures, and the memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. In January 2022, HarperCollins Canada will publish Hill’s eleventh book — the novel Beatrice and Croc Harry.
Hill’s volunteer work has included Crossroads International, the Black Loyalist Heritage Society, Book Clubs for Inmates, and The Ontario Black History Society, and Walls to Bridges – a non-profit group offering university courses to incarcerated Canadians. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph who has spent more than a decade volunteering in book clubs in federal penitentiaries. In 2019, through Walls to Bridges, he taught a third-year undergraduate memoir writing course to women incarcerated in the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener ON.
Currently, Hill is writing screenplays for a TV miniseries in development, as well as a new novel about the thousands of African-American soldiers who travelled from military bases in the Deep South to help build the Alaska Highway in northern British Columbia and Yukon during World War Two. A member of the Order of Canada, he lives in Hamilton ON.
Tickets go on sale to Stockey Centre Members on Friday December 17th at 11am and to the general public on Wednesday January 5th at 11am. Contact our Box Office at 705-746-4466 extension 205 on how to become a member. Please note our Box Office will be closed from Friday December 24th until Tuesday January 4th, memberships can be purchased online during that time and you will receive your membership pre-sale access code via email within 48 business hours.
For full details of the COVID-19 health protocols that will be in place at the Stockey Centre for this event, please visit our Safety Guidelines page.
Effective September 22nd, 2021, the Stockey Centre is required to have a Vaccine Certificate Protocol in place for all events occurring at the Stockey Centre, as per the Province of Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Mandate. The protocol is attached for your consideration: The Charles W. Stockey Centre’s Vaccine Certificate Protocol [PDF]. We are required to check your Vaccination Receipt along with Proof of Identity when you arrive at the facility.