ELORA – The Elora Centre for the Arts and Donna McCaw present an evening of music, stories and readings on Oct. 13.
Three musicians including Paul Whitaker, known by his fellow musicians as the human jukebox, bring the music. Martin Featherston and Donna McCaw share the stories and readings.
Long time Elora resident Martin Featherston has enjoyed a multifaceted career including artist, university lecturer, corporate CEO and author.
His new book, ELORA – The Elora Centre for the Arts and Donna McCaw present an evening of music, stories and readings on Oct. 13. , was released worldwide in June and has garnered exceptional reviews as well as rapidly growing sales.
Readers will meet a rather inept reporter named Earl who becomes the media liaison for God whether Earl likes it or not.
Writing about life’s absurdity and the human condition, Featherston draws inspiration from his global travels. His writing style and humour are comparable to Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
The subject matter is irreverent challenging the reader to rethink entrenched traditions and beliefs. He’s a comedy writer who also treats the reader to chunks of philosophy with cosmic questions and insights.
Donna McCaw published her novel Across the Great Divide last spring.
Like Featherston’s main character, her protagonist, Simon, needs a life reboot. A woozy ride in an ambulance, a close encounter with an angel, and a revisit to his past bring Simon to the brink of the Realm of the Second Chance. Her novel is full of musical references as Simon is a former touring musician with a head full of lyrics and quotations from his favourite writers to guide him through the minefield of his life.
McCaw produced three Remembering Leonard evenings and this is the first since those sold out shows.
No refreshments will be served at this show however.
Only 50 tickets are available. Go to eloracentreforthearts.ca and look under Events to sign up now for $20 or pay $25 at the door if tickets are still available. The show runs from 7 to 9pm.