We are pleased to announce that Douglas Gibson will continue taking this new 65-minute show on tour across Canada. The show features superb author portraits by Anthony Jenkins, presented on-screen by the wizardry of Doug's "lovely and talented" wife Jane. She also supplies bursts of music from the decade in question as well as iconic works of art from the time, while Doug roams around, shamelessly celebrating our greatest Canadian writers.

Authors celebrated in the show include not only predictable "M-names" like MacLennan, Mitchell, MacLeod and Munro, all of whom Doug edited and knew well — but you'll find unexpected authors with names like Aubert De Gaspe, Connor, Gallant, Richards, and even...gasp...Leacock! There will, of course, be a Q and A session at the end, and, heaven forbid, over-ripe fruit may be thrown. Books will be on sale.

So far Doug has presented the GREAT SCOTS show in Guelph, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Charlottetown, Antigonish, Halifax, and Wolfville. Simon Fraser University has booked it for October 26, and other bookings are under way.

Details of Doug's upcoming show — the first in Toronto — are as follows:


(one block north of Bloor Street)

JULY 4, 2019
6:30 pm to 8 pm

The presentation will be held in The Hinton Learning Theatre on the 3rd Floor.

The show is FREE, but advance registration will guarantee a comfortable seat.

For more information please contact Douglas at doug1929@rogers.com.

Or, at the Library, Nicholas Smidstra (nsmidstra@torontopubliclibrary.ca).