Friday, May 27, 2011

John Lavery Memorial tomorrow

photo by John W. MacDonald
I'll just repost the announcement I got from the Writers Festival this afternoon - I know I'll be at the Manx to remember John. 


Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 4:00pm
Manx Pub, 370 Elgin Street
A memorial/wake reading for the late Gatineau writer and musician John Lavery (December 31, 1949 - May 8, 2011) will be held at the Manx Pub from 4pm-6pm.
Hosted by David O'Meara, this informal gathering of friends, admirers, fans and otherwise well-wishers will feature readings of Lavery's own words as tribute by some of his friends
If you would like to say a few words about/for Lavery, or have the opportunity to read a short selection from one of his works, email rob mclennan at or Max Middle at
For those who are interested, a limited supply of some of John Lavery's published works will be available for free distribution at\ the event. The family has suggested that those who wish may, in his memory, purchase and donate a children's book to the Campaign La lecture en cadeau (Reading as a gift) of the Quebec Literacy Foundation or a similar campaign in English.
For those inquiring about the cd of original songs John was working on over the past few months, the family will be planning a Celebration of Words and Music in John's memory as a cd launch sometime in September, 2011, with music and readings in English, French and Spanish.

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