Across Canada by Story with Douglas Gibson
Douglas Gibson was born in Scotland and came to Canada in 1967. For over forty years, he was a prominent editor and publisher in Toronto, most recently as the head of McClelland & Stewart, where he had his own editorial imprint. Over the years he edited many world-famous fiction writers, such as Hugh MacLennan, Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, and Alistair MacLeod. In non-fiction, he worked with three Prime Ministers—Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, and Paul Martin—on their memoirs, as well as with the old Arctic hand James Houston and Greenpeace founder Robert Hunter, among many others. After more than forty years helping others to write their books, he published his own in 2011, Stories About Storytellers, with an introduction by Alice Munro.
In 2015, he published Across Canada by Story, which has also been transformed into a one-man stage show that is making its way across the country. Gibson will present his show while participants savour a full brunch served by Classic Traiteur.
Pastry basket and fresh bread served with tea, coffee and jam.
Full brunch plate:
- Quiche with onions and leeks
- Grilled ham and sausage
- Hash browns
- Fresh fruit skewer
- Garden salad and cheese
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