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John Armstrong reading in Chilliwack Monday, February 5


John Arm­strong, author of A Series of Dogs, will be read­ing at the first install­ment of a new local writer series in Chill­i­wack, this Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 5, at Trac­tor­grease, 48710 Chill­i­wack Lake Rd. 

Armstrong’s most recent book, A Series of Dogs (2016), is a mem­oir fol­low­ing all the tail-wag­gers that have fea­tured in his var­i­ous life­long adven­tures (and even a few cats), and was a final­ist for the 2016 Lea­cock Prize.  His ear­ly life as Buck Cher­ry, leader of leg­endary punk rock band The Mod­er­nettes, as well as the fol­low­ing fif­teen years as an award-win­ning jour­nal­ist at the Van­cou­ver Sun, inspired his first books with New Star, Guilty of Every­thing (2001) and Wages (2007).

See Arm­strong read along­side local writ­ers Mar­garet Bollerup, Heather Ram­say and Sylvia Tay­lor.  Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7.  Admis­sion is by dona­tion.