Former Durham resident, Lucy Maud Montgomery once quipped, “I am simply a book
drunkard”—relatable words for readers and writers. The Book Drunkard Festival captures the wonderment of the written word and its ability to intoxicate, transport and transform all ages and myriad tastes. The 2020 festival began on October 13 and continues until November 30.
The headline event will take place on November 19 with Margaret Atwood and Lorna Crozier, as they discuss their latest books, Dearly and Through The Garden, with their publisher, McClelland & Stewart’s Jared Bland.
Lovers of music and story will be offered a cure for the COVID-19 blues, Newfoundland-style, by singer and author Alan Doyle at a virtual pub event on November 30.