Book publisher coming to Courtenay

Howard White at Laughing Oyster Bookshop on Sunday, March 15

Meet award-winning B.C. book publisher Howard White at a special event hosted by Laughing Oyster Bookshop on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m.

White will be 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.

That Went by Fast and Milk Spills and One-Log Loads, written by centenarian Frank White, sift through White’s many adventures as a pioneer truck logger, camp owner, boat builder, home builder, excavating contractor, garage mechanic and waterworks operator, among other things.

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 observations on the differences between the two worlds make for fascinating and frequently hilarious reading.

White is the publisher of Harbour Publishing and Douglas & McIntyre, both prominent B.C. publishing companies. After the reading, White can also answer questions about memoir writing and the publishing industry in B.C.

Laughing Oyster Bookshop is located at 286 Fifth Street in Courtenay.

For more information about the event, email loyster@telus.net or telephone 250-334-2511.

 

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