An annual celebration of all things literary

September 22, 2012

From theCapeBretonPost..

The Word on the Street, an annual celebration of all things literary, will take place on theHalifaxwaterfront on Sunday, and will feature readings from two CBU Press authors.

A.J.B. Johnston, an award-winning writer and former historian with Parks Canada in Louisbourg and Halifax, will be reading from his novel “Thomas, A Secret Life.”

“Thomas, A Secret Life” is the imagined life of Thomas Pichon, a lowly office clerk and aspiring French writer who makes extra money spying for the police ofParis.

Johnston, a native ofTruro,N.S., will read from “Thomas, A Secret Life” at 11 a.m. on the Remarkable Reads with Halifax Magazine stage and will be at the CBU Press booth between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Meanwhile Antigonish native Philip Roy, a writer of fiction for young adults, will read from his novel “Blood Brothers in Louisbourg.”

The novel follows two young men — one French, the other Mi’kmaq — on very different paths in Louisbourg in the 18th century. One is formally educated and refined, the other curious and skillful. Their paths and their worlds collide during the violent siege on the fortress by British forces in 1745.

Roywill read from “Blood Brothers in Louisbourg” at 12:30 p.m. on the “What’s the Story with CBC” stage and will be at the CBU Press booth between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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