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Nightwood Editions Announces the John Stiles Tour

Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2008

Acclaimed novelist, poet, and award winning documentary filmmaker John Stiles will be reading from his new novel Taking the Stairs, at the following locations this May:

WOLFVILLE: Friday May 16, at 2:00pm at The Wolfville Memorial Library (21 Elm Avenue.
ST. CATHERINES: Tuesday May 20, at 7:30pm at the Merchant Ale House (98 Paul Street).
FONTHILL: Reading with poet Adam Getty on Wednesday May 21, at 7:00pm at the Niagara Gallery café (1948 HWY 20 RR1).
NIAGARA FALLS: Reading with poet Adam Getty on Thursday May 22, at 7:00pm at the Four Triple Five Living Arts Space (4555 Queen Street).
NEW YORK: Friday May 23, at 6:00pm at Bookery II (215 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca).
OTTAWA: Saturday May 24, at 5:00pm at the Manx Pub (370 Elgin Street).
TORONTO: Reading with poets Paul Vermeersch and Adam Getty on Sunday May 25, at 6:00pm at Type Books (883 Queen Street West).
HALIFAX: Monday May 25, at 7:00pm at the Wardroom at King’s College (6350 Coburg Road).

Taking the Stairs is fast-moving, risky and infectiously fun. This novel by acclaimed writer John Stiles, follows the path of Jarod Palmer through the bustling streets of Toronto as he endures odd jobs that pay the rent while trying also trying to finish his first novel. This is the story of Jarod Palmer’s self-discovery— a coming-of-age for the soon-to-be-evicted. It’s the perfect book for anyone who’s ever found themselves an elevator-ride away from their dreams.