Join Jeffrey John Eyamie for the launch of his comedic novel, No Escape from Greatness with special guest reader Kimmy Beach reading from a novel-in-progress called Don't Go Away or I'll Really Have Nothing, featuring 1970s romance comics and the music of Tom Jones.
DATE: Thursday, March 31, 2016
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Owl's Nest Books
ADDRESS: 815A 49th Avenue SW (in the Britannia Shopping Plaza on Elbow Drive)
No Escape From Greatness
Fame can be fickle. Nobody knows that better than overnight sensation Gabriel Pegg . . . you know, Port-o-Potty Guy . . . from Erratic Automatic. Remember him? He went from the penthouse to the outhouse, and now Gabriel is persona non grata in the entertainment biz. Broke, behind on his child support payments, and a wanted man, Gabriel heads to the only place he has left: Greatness, Manitoba, population... I don't know, but there's one traffic light. Returning to sever all family responsibilities so that he can assume his rightful place as a world-venerated artist, he somehow manages to sign himself up for six-days-a-week custody of his 11-year-old daughter. Gabriel realizes there might just be no Escape From Greatness.
Jeffrey John Eyamie
Jeffrey John Eyamie is a Winnipeg screenwriter and novelist who worked in the writers’ room of Less Than Kind (HBO Canada). His comedy pilot Split Level was accepted by the National Screen Institute's Totally Television program. Jeff spent his formative years catching gophers in Virden, Manitoba.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o-zVNIXIgU
Kimmy Beach has served as mentor, workshop facilitator, and Writer in Residence for Sage Hill Writing Experience, The Writers' Guild of Alberta, The Library Association of Alberta, The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, Parkland Regional Library, and The Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. Her fifth book, The Last Temptation of Bond (UAP, 2013) was longlisted for the Alberta Readers' Choice Award, was one of the top five poetry books of the year at Quill&Quire, and was featured on CBC Radio One's The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers. Kimmy offers manuscript evaluation services, and edits for Canadian literary presses. She is the 2016 Coach in Residence for the Canadian Authors Association and is the 2015-2017 Alberta representative on the National Council for the League of Canadian Poets. She is currently working on two novellas. Follow her on Twitter @kimmy_beach or visit her at kimmybeach.com.