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May 16 – Dave Bidini

Author and musician Dave Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno as well CBC’s Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics and member of Bidiniband, he has written 13 books, including On a Cold Road, Tropic of Hockey, Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, and 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,” followed by Calgary Wordfest’s Anne Green Award for artistic audacity. In 2014, he was nominated for a Toronto Arts Award and in 2017 he launched West End Phoenix, Canada’s newest broadsheet newspaper. Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North, is his latest book.

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