Canada Council Readings "The Cello Suites" with author Eric Siblin

Monday November 22, 2010
5:30PM - 7:00PM

Canada Council Readings "The Cello Suites" with author Eric Siblin

Category :: Lecture


Canada Council for the Arts Literary Readings of The Cello Suites with award-winning author Eric Siblin. Cellist Caroline Milot, co-founder of the Ponticelli Quartet, will be musically illustrating the book. The author will be introduced by Anne Legacé Dowson, host of CJAD’s “Saturday Afternoon in Montreal.” Wine reception. Free admission but registration required. Limited seating. To reserve tickets and info, call (514) 345-6416 or (514) 345-2627 ext. 3017 or visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org. With the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Interdepartmental Partnership with Official Language Communities (IPOLC).
Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for non-fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize,Eric Siblin is author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker based in Montreal.
Siblin received an M.A. in History from Concordia University before coming of age journalistically at the Glengarry News in Alexandria, Ont., and the Standard Freeholder in Cornwall, Ont. He then worked as a reporter/editor at the Montreal bureau of the Canadian Press from 1989 to 1996 when he joined the Montreal Gazette as staff reporter, including a stint as the newspaper’s pop music critic. He made the transition to television in 2002, directing the documentary film Word Slingers, which
explores the curious subculture of competitive Scrabble tournaments. He also codirected the documentary In Search of Sleep, and has written for a wide variety of magazines. His first book, The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece, was published by House of Anansi Press in 2009 and in a dozen other countries in 2010.


For More Information:
Roxana Brauns
Jewish Public Library
5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
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H3W 1M6
(514) 345-2627 x3017
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