Radio host/author joins writer festival lineup

  • May. 20, 2011 3:00 p.m.

SALMON ARM — The lineup for the Shuswap Writers’ Festival has just been enriched with the addition of Grant Lawrence.

Grant is a well-known CBC radio personality and winner of the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award for his recent book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound.

Grant will give a workshop on The End – A Writer’s Guide on Reaching the Finish Line. Some of the topics he’ll talk about include dealing with rejection, and turning what he was told was a “terrible idea” into a national bestseller.

Grant joins other well-known authors William Deverell, Michael Slade, Angie Abdou, Nancy Warren, Deanna Kawatski, John Pass, Theresa Kishkan, Wendy Phillips, Annabel Lyon and Evelyn Lau at the festival, May 27 to 29.

Last day of online registration is today. Walk-in registration will take place at the Prestige Inn in Salmon Arm May 27 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., May 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Visit www.saow.ca for more information.