Donaldson, Jesse

Jesse Donaldson is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in VICE, The Tyee, The Calgary Herald, the WestEnder, the Vancouver Courier, and many other places. His first book, This Day in Vancouver, was a finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award (BC Book Prizes). He is also the author of the first two volumes in the 49.2 Series, Land of Destiny: A History of Vancouver Real Estate, and Fool’s Gold: The Life and Legacy of Vancouver’s Town Fool. Most recently, he has co-authored The Acid Room: The Psychedelic Trials and Tribulations of Hollywood Hospital (Anvil Press.) He currently lives in Mount Pleasant with Abbey, the world’s best dog.


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BookFest / Festival du Livre Windsor 2021

October 14 - October 17

Our 20th Anniversary edition! With safety protocols in place, we plan to hold all events online this year….


Words and Illustrations

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Franco Cortese, Lip (Penteract Press) bill bissett, illustrator of Lip (Penteract Press) Ariel Gordon, TreeTalk, illustrated by Natalie…


Candid Conversations

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Marcello Di Cintio, Driven: The Secret Lives of Taxi Drivers, Hollay Ghadery, Fuse (Guernica Editions.) Nathaniel G. Moore, Honorarium (Palimpsest…


Portraits in Poetry

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Vanessa Shields, Thimbles (Palimpsest Press.) Marty Gervais, A New Dress Every Day: Poems in My Mother’s Voice and Nothing More Perfect (both…


Black History Celebration

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Cheryl Thompson, Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics Of Loyalty (Coach House Books) Rochelle Riley, That They Lived: African Americans…