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Grant Lawrence’s “The Lonely End of the Rink”

November 27, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Join TINARS and Douglas McIntyre for a special launch evening which will include an interview and Q&A with Grant Lawrence and Kevin Sylvester, some hilarious stories, a slide show and short film, a musical performance by Matthew Barber and a hockey shootout with Grant Lawrence in goal!

TINARS and Douglas & McIntyre are proud to present the launch of Grant Lawrence’s second book, The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie (Douglas & McIntyre, $26.95). Part memoir, part hockey history,  Lawrence’s book is a side-splitting account of how hockey has played into various periods of his life, whether it was when he was a knee-brace-wearing bully-magnet, a rock star, or a CBC radio host. This witty and personal book is a quintessential story about hockey and the cultural lives of Canadians.

In addition to being a beer-league goalie, Grant Lawrence hosts the popular CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence and Grant Lawrence Live on CBC Radio 3 and Sirius XM 152. He can also be heard on various CBC One programs including DNTO, All Points West, and On the Coast. His first book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. It also won the Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice Award and became a national bestseller. He is married to musician Jill Barber and they live in Vancouver, BC with their son, Joshua.

This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) offers a ground-breaking theatrical dimension to the appreciation of fine writing. Employing music, comedy, psychodrama, dance, multimedia performance, lectures, dialogue—everything but reading—TINARS investigates the creative process behind literary works.


November 27, 2013
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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