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Ocean-to-Ocean Book Tour Extravaganza Heads East

Part Two of the journey begins in Toronto next Thursday (Nov. 7). Yes, we’re talking The VIA-Rail, 50 Canadians, Ocean-to-Ocean Book Tour Extravaganza. We’re promoting 50 Canadians Who Changed the World by train. So far, we have whistle-stopped through Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Jasper, and Vancouver. Now, we travel east: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax. If you are reading this, can I hope to see you one of these events?
-- Toronto, Nov. 7: Dora Keogh / Fine Print / Ben McNally Books (see above).
-- Ottawa: Nov. 8: Books on Beechwood (7-9 p.m.).
-- Montreal: Nov. 10: Paragraphe Books & Breakfast. Our Hero appears with Don Newman and Mark Abley. Host Anne Lagace-Dowson (10 a.m.) See here.
-- Halifax (Dartmouth): Nov. 12: Alderney Gate Library (7 p.m.)
While in Halifax, we complement the gesture captured on the left. We will visit Point Pleasant Park and, carrying a copy of 50 Canadians, wade into the Atlantic, thereby drawing the Extravaganza to a fitting close. For the rest, the big contest -- sponsored by HarperCollins Canada and VIA-Rail -- is attracting lots of interest. No wonder: first prize is a copy of my new book. Second prize, a $5,000 travel voucher from VIA-Rail. Or wait: maybe that is the other way round? Read all about it by clicking here.

Ken McGoogan
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Before turning mainly to books about arctic exploration and Canadian history, Ken McGoogan worked for two decades as a journalist at major dailies in Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal. He teaches creative nonfiction writing through the University of Toronto and in the MFA program at King’s College in Halifax. Ken served as chair of the Public Lending Right Commission, has written recently for Canada’s History, Canadian Geographic, and Maclean’s, and sails with Adventure Canada as a resource historian. Based in Toronto, he has given talks and presentations across Canada, from Dawson City to Dartmouth, and in places as different as Edinburgh, Melbourne, and Hobart.