Buckle your seatbelt and get on board with comedian, musician, actor and radio host Dave Hill for a laugh-out-loud look at his latest book, Parking the Moose: One American’s Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots. Apart from writing and having authored three books, Hill hosts his own weekly radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, and is an active podcaster, starring in Dave Hill: History Fluffer, and often contributing to the popular This American Life. Hill has appeared on many popular TV shows, including The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Modern Family. Join him for a reading and an interview with Joseph Kertes. Hosted by Anne T. Donahue.
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Anne T. Donahue is a writer and person from Cambridge, Ontario. Her work has appeared in publications and websites such as Esquire, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, Nylon, Flare, and Rookie. She is the host of the podcast Nobody Cares (Except for Me), and has contributed to CBC’s q. You can absolutely find her on Twitter and Instagram at @annetdonahue, baking or screaming into the night.
Dave Hill is a comedian, writer and musician originally from Cleveland but now living in New York City. He has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, GQ, McSweeney’s, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Guitar World, among others. He is a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life and hosts his own radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, on WFMU in Jersey City. Dave has starred in his own TV series, The King of Miami, on the MOJO Network. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, BBC America, MTV and Adult Swim, and is a regular host on HBO and Cinemax. Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is his second collection of non-fiction essays. Tasteful Nudes: . . . and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation is his first.
Joseph Kertes founded Humber College's creative writing and comedy programs. He was until recently Humber's Dean of Creative and Performing Arts and is a recipient of numerous awards for teaching and innovation. His first novel, Winter Tulips, won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. Boardwalk, his second novel, and two children's books, The Gift and The Red Corduroy Shirt, met with critical acclaim. His novel, Gratitude, won a Canadian National Jewish Book Award and the U.S. National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His latest novel, The Afterlife of Stars, has been described by Miriam Toews as his “masterpiece” and was named a notable book by the NY Times Book Review. Kertes is the 2017 recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.