Reading and Discussion with author Bill Conall

Cover of The Promised Land
Mr. Conall will read from his latest book The Promised Land: A Novel of Cape Breton, 2014 winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Arrival Time: 
6:30pm - 6:50pm
Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax
Registration open: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To register fill out the attendance form or call 424-7001.

Bill Conall has a lot of lines on his list of Has Beens: musician, songwriter, salesman, library technician, story-teller, long-haul trucker, author and occasional poet. He has lived for several years each in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and now Cape Breton. His first book, The Rock in the Water, was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 2010. His latest book, The Promised Land - a novel of Cape Breton - also made the shortlist in 2014 and this time, won the gold.   Like the hippies who populate the beginning of The Promised Land, he and Rosemary have chosen to live in St. Ann’s Bay on the back side of Murray Mountain.