Bill Richardson Gives Public Reading

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Bill Richardson, Author
Bill Richardson, Author

Everyone is invited to a free public reading by Bill Richardson at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on Thursday, July 30, 7:00 p.m., an event co-hosted by the P.E.I. Writers’ Guild, the Friends of the Confederation Centre Public Library, the UPEI Department of English, and the Indian River Festival.

Bill Richardson is a writer and broadcaster. He has contributed to CBC Radio since 1984, and has been the host of a number of programmes, both on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2. His books include Bachelor Brothers’ Bed & Breakfast, which won the Stephen Leacock medal for humour, Waiting for Gertrude, and After Hamelin, a novel for children and winner of the Silver Birch award. He has also been the recipient of a Vancouver Arts Award, and a gold medal for fiction in the National Magazine Awards.

Bill Richardson hosts CBC Radio Two’s flagship classical performance shows: “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” and a Sunday afternoon that features live performances. His CBC Radio hosting has included Crosswords, As You Like It, Richardson’s Roundup, Bunny Watson, Ten Times Table, and Canada Reads. As a lyricist, he has collaborated with composers Rodney Sharman and Cameron Wilson, and also worked as a narrator with Quartetto Gelato, the Vancouver Summer Chamber Music Festival, Stratford Summer Music and the CBC Radio Orchestra.

Bill Richardson will be on the Island to be guest host of the Indian River Festival’s annual Midsummer Magic Weekend, July 31-August 1. At his public reading on Thursday, July 30, 7:00 p.m., at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, The Bookmark will have books available for sale and Bill says he will happily autograph them.

For more information, contact Deirdre Kessler, kessler@upei.ca.

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