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Author reading: Jack Knox at GVPL March 24

Thanks to his popular column in the Times Colonist newspaper, writer Jack Knox is a household name in Victoria. GVPL will be hosting the author for a talk on March 24 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Central Branch. We hope you’ll join us. Register today.

In his latest book, Opportunity Knox: Twenty Years of Award-Losing Humour Writing, Knox revisits his most — and least! — popular columns. He weighs the potential benefits of a marijuana-like drug that reduces anxiety in rats; reports on the “Bush Boys,” a pair of brothers who emerged from the forest near Vernon with a dubious story about being raised in the wilderness (they were actually from suburban California); and muses over fictional characters such as Barbie, Ken, Harry Potter, and Archie growing up and facing the grim realities of life.

Knox’s musing will have you in stitches.

Register today.

“Jack Knox is the real deal. He’s one of the funniest writers in Canada.”

–Ian Ferguson, Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

GVPL features both of Jack Knox’s books in the collection in both print and digital formats.


Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger