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Howard White on Tour!


Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 8:41pm

Our award-winning publisher Howard White is busy touring this year! Last March Howard was talking about and reading from his father’s two memoirs, That Went by Fast: My First Hundred Years and Milk Spills and One-Log Loads: Memories of a Pioneer Truck Driver, with stops in Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River and Powell River. He will be continuing his round of appearances also talking about Raincoast Chronicles 23 --the Fortieth Anniversary Issue--as well as the writing and publishing industry in BC at his events. You can catch him on the following dates:

  • BC Legislature Rotunda - Apr. 22 (BC Book Day)
  • Port Moody Library - May 2
  • Pender Harbour Reading Centre - June 24
  • Surrey Writers Festival - Oct. 24

That Went by Fast and Milk Spills and One-Log Loads, written by centenarian Frank White, sifts through White's many adventures. Born at the start of the First World War and maturing during the Great Depression, Frank White worked variously as a pioneer truck logger, camp owner, boat builder, home builder, excavating contractor, garage mechanic and waterworks operator, among other things. Then in later life he married the sophisticated and well-connected New Yorker writer Edith Iglauer and started a totally different way of life consisting of opera, celebrity dinners and world travel. His ironic observations on the differences between the two worlds make for fascinating and frequently hilarious reading.

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