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Reading: Arthur Black and Jackson Davies Feb 27, 7:30pm

January 28th, 2013

Please join us for an evening of fun and laughter with Canadian humourist Arthur Black and award-winning actor Jackson Davies, best-known for his role as Constable John Constable on The Beachcombers.

Wednesday, February 27 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St. Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level

Free admission. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by Vancouver Writers Fest and the Vancouver Foundation

Arthur Black is the author of a growing collection of award-winning books. In his latest book, Looking Blackward (Harbour Publishing), he analyses a paranoid, hypersensitive, melodramatic society in a colourful collage of stories from small-town antics to international farces. He reveals the absurdity of our ideas and decisions – such as airlifting surplus bunnies from an island off the coast of BC to a rehab farm in Texas – muses on our relationship with technology and lambastes the craze for blood sports and our anachronistic fetish for suits and ties.

Arthur Black hosted CBC Radio One’s Basic Black program from 1983 until 2002, while also using his comedic talents to host Life Network’s Weird Homes and Weird Wheels. He is one of two living writers to have won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times.

Jackson Davies presents Bruno and the Beach (Harbour Publishing). This lively, highly illustrated book celebrates Canada’s longest running dramatic TV production The Beachcombers, which aired on CBC TV from 1972-1990.Written by Jackson Davies and co-creator Marc Strange, Bruno and the Beach offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of those who gathered at Molly’s Reach and shaped a national pastime. It includes insiders’ anecdotes, Beachcombers trivia, production crew pranks and personal stories of the folks who appeared on both sides of the camera