To arrange or inquire about a reading or hockey talk, send an e-mail:
puckstruck [at] gmail.com
Or? Find me on Twitter @pkstrk
Available, also, for research projects + discussions of books + hockey roundtables + panels + podcasts + general reflections + reveries.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I’ll be reading at University College at the University of Toronto in Room 240 from 12-2pm. Also, answering questions.
Wednesday, November 12
Friday, November 14
I’ll be signing books and standing by to chat and banter, answer questions, demonstrate the hook-check, and/or discuss Howie Morenz and the burglar at Indigo’s Bay and Bloor store, from 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, November 15
I’ll be the guest of the Stratford Public Library for a reading, q-and-a, and all-round hockey-jaw, on Saturday, November 15, 10.30 a.m. through to noon. Details here.
Sunday, November 16
Come for the book-signing, stay and shoot the hockey breeze, from 11 a.m. through to 3 p.m. at Chapters Peterborough, 873 Lansdowne Street West.
Wednesday, November 19
A reading and Puckstruck discussion from 7-9 p.m. at Novel Idea at 156 Princess Street in Kingston.
Saturday, November 22
Signing books, drawing small hockey players, talking hockey at Chapters Ajax at Durham Centre, 90 Kingston Road. Time TBA.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, November 27
A reading hosted by the King’s Co-Op Bookstore on the campus of the University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road. The event gets underway at 7pm at the Peter Wilson Common Room, 2nd Floor of the new Academic Building at King’s.
Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Friday, November 28
A reading and hockey-minded chat hosted by The Inside Story.
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Saturday, December 6
An afternoon of hockey-talking, featuring a reading from
Puckstruck: Distracted, Delighted and Distressed by Canada’s Hockey Obsession (Greystone Books)
“Funny, smart, unlike any hockey book I’ve read,” Dave Bidini has called it; Roy MacGregor says it’s “required reading.”
Hockeybookreviews.com recently named it the best hockey book of 2014.
ON: Saturday, 6 December
FROM: 2-4 p.m.
AT: Broken Books
183A Duckworth Street (by the War Memorial)
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Meeting and greeting, talking Puckstruck and signing copies at Chapters Barrie, 76 Barrie View Drive. 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, January 25
Reading with fictioneers Alicia Elliot, Ruth Walker, and Ben Stephenson at 3030 Bar & Grill, 4—7 p.m.
3030 Dundas Street West
Wednesday, February 4
Reading and a slide show, signing and a q-and-a, all at the Brampton Public Library, 7—8 p.m.
Cyril Clark Branch
20 Loafers Lake Lane, Brampton, Ontario L6Z 1X9
Tuesday, February 10
Talking Puckstruck and all things hockey, signing, qing-and-aing, in an event presented by the Peterborough Public Library in conjunction with Trent University’s Department of Canadian Studies.
More details: http://tinyurl.com/kb8gcjg
Wednesday, February 11
Reading and a slide show, signing and shooting the hockey breeze, all at the Aurora Public Library, 7—8.30 p.m.
Owen Sound, Ontario
Wednesday, February 18
Home Ice Advantage: A reading at the Owen Sound Public Library, 7—8 p.m.
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
824 1st Ave. W.
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4
Thursday, February 19
Koffee House Reads: A reading and slide show presented by the Meaford Public Library, 3—5 p.m.
Meaford and St. Vincent Community Centre
151 Collingwood Street West
Meaford, Ontario N4L 1K5
Saturday, February 21 + Sunday, February 22
Curiosity House Bookstore & Gallery
178 Mill Street
Thursday, April 9
A discussion and a reading, followed by qs, followed by as. The event is free but registration is required, here.
Sunday, April 12
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Reading and talking with Charles Pachter, Saturday, July 25, 5 pm. For more information, visit http://leacockmuseum.com/events/
Saturday, September 26
Saturday, September 26, 2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
He Writes! He Scores!: Seeking the Best Hockey Book Ever
Roch Carrier (The Hockey Sweater), Mark Anthony Jarman (Salvage King, Ya!:a Herky Jerky Picaresque), and Stephen Smith (Puckstruck: Distracted, Delighted and Distressed by Canada’s Hockey Obsession) face off in an epic contest to crown the definitive hockey book. Take your seats at centre ice and bring your notebooks as you hear about hockey book hall-of-famers and some hot new prospects! Larry Scanlan (Grace Under Fire: The State of Our Sweet and Savage Game) will referee the proceedings and determine which book will score the breakaway goal.