Writer and musician Dave Bidini reads from latest book

DaveBidiniMemoirist, creative non-fiction writer and famous musician Dave Bidini will read from his newest book Keon and Me and tell tales of Toronto, sport and rock ‘n’ roll as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series.

The reading event will take place Friday, Nov. 8, from 11:30am to 1pm, 305 Founders College, Keele campus, followed by a book signing. Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Bidini

Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno, as well as CBC’s Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics, he has written 12 books, including On a Cold Road, Tropic of Hockey, Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, davebidinibookand Home and Away.

He has made two Gemini Award-nominated documentaries and his play, The Five Hole Stories, was staged by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Company, touring the country in 2008. His third book, Baseballissimo, is being developed for the screen by Jay Baruchel and, in 2010, he won his third National Magazine Award, for “Travels in Narnia.”

He writes a weekly column for the Saturday Post and, in 2011, he published the Toronto Book Award-nominated Writing Gordon Lightfoot. Forthcoming in 2013 is Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs.

For more information, contact the Creative Writing Program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at acthomas@yorku.ca.