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Book Events this March: Inspiration and Laughter on Tap

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12/03/2019

Do more than survive the throes of winter this month –  and thrive! Join Ottawa Public Library and its partners, Library and Archives Canada and Ottawa International Writers Festival, for two irresistible author events that will motivate you, delight you, and maybe even make you laugh out loud! 

On Monday, March 18, get inspired and learn how to embrace and use your uniqueness as a strength with the book launch of MISfit: Autistic. Gay. Immigrant. Changemaker, by Andreas Souvaliotis. MISfit is the extraordinary memoir of Souvaliotis, a successful social entrepreneur, whose differences made him an outsider for most of his life, until everything changed. This event will take place at 7 pm, in the Pellan Room at Library and Archives Canada.

On Wednesday, March 27, we are holding an evening with one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian comedy, Mark Critch, anchor and “roving reporter” of CBC’s flagship show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes. CBC’s Rosemary Barton will host a conversation with Mark about his acclaimed memoir, Son of a Critch: A Childish Newfoundland Memoir, listed for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize. It tells the hilarious story of family, getting into trouble, and finding one’s place in the world. This event will take place at 7 pm, in the Pellan Room at Library and Archives Canada. Spaces available on the waitlist only.

Both events are in English. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. Tickets can be reserved online at bac-lac.gc.ca/events.