As an author, musician and journalist, Dave Bidini is the only Canadian to have been nominated in Canada’s top three entertainment awards: a Gemini Award, a Juno Award and a Genie Award. Join multi-talented Bidini at the Aurora Public Library for a reading from his newest book, Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North, and a conversation with Brock Weir. Bidini’s book will be available for purchase with a signing to follow the event. Hosted by Reccia Mandelcorn.
Presented in partnership with Aurora Public Library. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. We would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
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, he has written 10 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 2017, he launched West End Phoenix, Canada’s newest broadsheet newspaper.
Brock Weir has been editor of The Auroran Newspaper for over eight years and has worked for news outlets ranging Newmarket, to Ottawa, to Kigali, Rwanda. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University, with a minor specializing in the social history of Canada.