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The Forest and the Trees - My CBC Radio Documentary

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, January 21, 2013, In : journalism 
Hi folks,

My first radio documentary was aired on CBC Radio One this past weekend. It is now available online for your listening pleasure at CBC.ca | Maritime Magazine | The Forest and the Trees.

Here's what it's about:

In Nova Scotia, decades old leases negotiated between forestry companies and the provincial government led to clear-cutting on crown land. The end of those leases - and the election of an NDP government - led many environmentalists to see a golden opportunity, a chance to move...
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Best Books I Read in 2012

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, In : best books 
[Click on the book cover image to learn more about the book from Goodreads.com.]

Fiction


The Way the Crow Flies by Anne-Marie MacDonald - based on the Stephen Truscott story, set in early cold war in Ontario at a military base. A murder mystery, abuse of power, divided loyalties, and great writing.



This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski - horrifying and unforgettable stories based on Borowski's time as a prisoner in two concentration camps during WWII.


The Rest is Sil...
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Second Eco-Innovators Video - Green Island Getaway

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, In : Eco-Innovators 
I'm pleased to introduce the second Eco-Innovators video, Green Island Getaway, by Halifax filmmaker Kevin Moynihan, featuring Travis and Alan Burland.

There are great ways to vacation within our own region, and this is one of them. The project also shows that small, low energy living is a beautiful thing. Please share this, my friends.



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Drive-by Saviours an e-book

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, November 26, 2012, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks,

I'm happy to announce that Drive-by Savious is now available as an e-book on Kobo ($12.39) and NOOK Book ($11.37).

So, for all those who have been waiting patiently overseas, or those who wanted to save paper and space, or those who simply prefer this format, have at it!

All the best,

Chris

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The Next Big Thing

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, November 23, 2012, In : New Books 

So I was tagged in a meme just for authors, and it gives me a good chance to talk about my new novel, which is seeking a good home. Here goes:


What is your working title of your book?

'Burban Boys

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Before Drive-by Saviours came out Lesley Choyce read it, liked it, but suggested writing something with more local content. I thought about that and figured maybe it was time for the great contemporary Halifax novel. But everything I know about Halifax takes m...


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Eco-Innovators Video Project

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, August 20, 2012, In : Eco-Innovators 
Hi folks,

Halifax filmmaker Kevin Moynihan and I are teaming up to make a series of videos based on my book, Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada (which won the 2012 best Atlantic-published book and is a finalist for the 2012 Richardson non-fiction prize).

Our first video featured Off the Hook, an innovative community-supported fishery co-op. The video was featured by David Suzuki on Facebook and can be seen here.

We're now teaming up again to complete the series on sustainabl...

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New video, writing, books, book readings and signings

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : best books 
Lots going on so far in 2012. So much I need to categorize:

Multimedia:

I've finally created a snazzy webpage just for Eco-Innovators stuff - video, pics, words and links. See the whole shebang at http://www.chrisbenjaminwriting.com/eco-innovators.php.

It includes several new videos that I uploaded from recent book events. See those on youtube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTQzNk335W0&context=C33d990fADOEgsToPDskIWhoIbcM7iHQ0-a90LryT6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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Best Books I Read in 2011

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, In : New Books 
It's time for my annual "Best Books I Read Last Year" list, this time featuring 13 works of poetry, novels, nonfiction and anthology. As usual, these books didn't necessarily come out in 2010; that's just when I read them. This year, you should too. [Click on the picture to find out more about the book.] Happy reading!

Poetry

Goyette’s imagery is evocative, precise, tangible yet layered with meaning:


I'm beyond biased here because I've got two poems in this anthology of Halifax guer...
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Eco-Innovators makes top 5 Atlantic Canadian books list

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Eco-Innovators 
Hi folks,

I'm happy to say that Arts East Magazine has named Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada to its Top 10 Atlantic Canadian Books of 2011 list - coming in at number 5.

It's fabulous company to be in, with legends like Sue Goyette, Wayne Johnston, Ami McKay, Marq de Villiers, Harry Thurston, David Adams Richards, well...the whole list. Check it out:

Top Ten Atlantic Canadian Books of 2011!

1. Facing the Hunter – David Adams Richards
2. A World Elsewhere – Wayne Jo...
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Great student journalist video on Eco-Innovators

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, December 16, 2011, In : Eco-Innovators 

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Eco-Innovators Prince Edward Island Launch Dec. 5 at UPEI Campus

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, December 2, 2011, In : Eco-Innovators 
Hi folks,

I'm launching Eco-Innovators on PEI on Monday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Come join us at the Main Building faculty lounge at UPEI, 550 University Avenue. Bookmark Charlottetown will be on hand selling the book.

PEI eco-innovators will also be on hand to say a few words before I read, including:

David Ling, organic farmer;
Marion Copleston of the Environmental Health Co-op;
Harry Smith, innovator of a wind-powered car;
David Taylor, the man responsible for UPEI campus' incredible sustainabi...

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Book signings, readings, NS's absent water strategy, the richest 10%, and the media's science blindspot

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : New Books 
Hi folks,

Some events and new material:

1) On Saturday (Nov. 5) at noon I'll be signing copies of Eco-Innovators at the Coles bookstore in County Fair Mall, New Minas. So Nova Scotia people, please let your Valley friends know - these things get very lonely.

2) On Sat Nov 12 at noon I'll be signing Eco-Innovators at Chapters in Mic Mac Mall, so proud Dartmouth people please pop by and say hello.

3) On Sunday Nov 20 I'll be doing two signing sessions, the first at noon at Chapters in Bayer...
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Talking Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada on The Book Club with Stephen Patrick Clare

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, October 14, 2011, In : New Books 
Listen to me on CKDU's The Book Club with Stephen Patrick Clare, talking about my new book: Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada:


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Chris Benjamin on Habitat with Erica Butler

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, October 14, 2011, In : New Books 
Listen to me on CKDU's Habitat, with Erica Butler, aired live on Oct. 7 2011, talking about my new book, Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada:


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Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada - the Book Launch!

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : New Books 
Hi friends,

I'm launching my second book into the world the evening of Oct. 11 at Dalhousie University in Halifax. There will be a roundtable discussion on Creating a Sustainable Future featuring some of the leading environmental thinkers in Halifax, with questions from the audience. And I hope you will be among them - consider this post your official invitation! 

All the details are below, but if you have any questions fire them my way. And please spread the word to collea...

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Eco-Innovators Book Launch Oct. 11

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : New Books 
OK folks, the big news is my new book, Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada, is printed! AND will be officially launched on Oct. 11, 7 p.m. at the McCain Building in Halifax (6135 University Avenue). More details to follow but it should be a stimulating evening so please do book it ;-)

In other news, I'll be doing a workshop at this year's Halifax Book Camp on Sept. 24. Details here.

The very same night I'll be a literary speed-dating participant at the NS wr...

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Writing workshops, reflections on Jack Layton, photojournalism poetry

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : best books 
I wrote out some reflections on the pundit and public reaction to Jack Layton, and why I think the overwhelming view that he is irreplaceable, is a disservice to the man's memory, not to mention what he stood for. It's called The Power of Many and is in this week's Coast, or read it here.

For NS folks, this fall our writers' federation has a great lineup of workshops, facilitated by many fine writers including Kathleen Winter, Christy Ann Conlin, Shauntay Grant, Sandra Phi...

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Drive-by Saviours e-book; Eco-Innovators in Quill & Quire; Chris Benjamin Lilah Kemp Reading podcast; BookClubBuddy feature

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, In : New Books 

Fun stuff this week:

1) Just found out that Drive-by Saviours will be re-launched as an e-book in Spring 2012!

2) Quill & Quire Magazine, a national literary arts journal, made a nice advanced mention of my new book, Eco-Innovators. I'm with some pretty great company on this one. Read it here.

3) I did a backyard reading in north-end Halifax last week, part of the ongoing Lilah Kemp reading series, and they made a podcast of all the readings (includes Corey Mom...


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Book Club Interview

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, August 19, 2011, In : New Books 
Hi folks,

I'm featured in a new interview up on Book Club Buddy, in which I discuss the mental gymnastics of my secret identities, among other things. See http://www.bookclubbuddy.com/2011/08/chris-benjamin-on-drive-by-saviours/.

Also, I have an article on farmland conservation in the current issue of Canadian Dimension magazine (on stands now! as I've heard it described).

Happy reading!

Chris

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Exclusive by Design

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : journalism 
This recent editorial in The Coast, about the pie-in-the-sky planning process that was HRM by Design, reminded me of something I wrote for Coastlands in 2007 when the plan was being finalized. So, this is kind of an I-told-you-so post...but I wish I'd been wrong:

[community & regional leadership]

<<head>>Exclusive by design

<<Byline>>By Chris Benjamin

<<pull-quote>> there would be buses, thousands of them, and the cop cars would all be pink

In August I moved back t...


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Drive-by Saviours longlist for ReLit

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : best books 
Hey folks,

Great news today: Drive-by Saviours has been longlisted for a ReLit Award, "The country's pre-eminent literary prize recognizing independent presses," according to the Globe and Mail. Check out the ReLit blog for the complete longlists. If past year's are any indication, there should be a shortlist by the end of the month. Wish me luck!

Chris



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Chris Benjamin reads from Drive-by Saviours Chapter 1

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Saturday, July 9, 2011, In : Drive-by Saviours 

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Globe and Mail Review

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Thursday, June 30, 2011, In : Drive-by Saviours 

The Daily Review, Tue., Dec. 21

An unlikely friendship that offers a lifeline

From Tuesday's Globe and Mail

Novels with big themes can make dull reads. In Drive-By Saviours, first-time novelist Chris Benjamin examines the chains of culture and politics and the barriers between established and new Canadians. There’s an unusual plot and a character whose vitality an...


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News and Review

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Sunday, June 19, 2011, In : best books 
Have you heard of guest blogging? OK, it's pure self-promotion all around. My friend Michael Kimber, a journalist, creative writer and spoken word artist, has a ridiculously popular blog called Colony of Losers about being a recent university grad with mental health issues and making his way in the world. He's asking his writer friends, including me, to write about the crazy 20s. I'm pretty happy with the result: http://colony-of-losers.com/wordpress/2011/06/14/seeds-of-doubt-by-chris-b...
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Conflict Arises Over New Fairview Development

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : journalism 
An abbreviated version of this appeared in The Coast on May 26. Below is my full copy:


A proposed United Gulf development at the old Halifax West High School site on Dutch Village Road has sparked controversy. The plan includes a mixed residential and commercial complex, featuring two seven-storey towers of 100 multi-family condos set above a commercial/retail ground floor, a six-storey 60,0000 square-foot commercial building with ground floor retail, a three-storey 27,000 square-foot co...
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Chris Benjamin on CKDU's The Book Club

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Thursday, May 19, 2011, In : best books 

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Contest Time!

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, February 18, 2011, In : Drive-by Saviours 
It's contest time!

With input from my publisher I've come up with a series of discussions for book clubs reading Drive-by Saviours. But, as I proved in high school when I formed the Chris Benjamin Club, one member is often enough to qualify for club status.  What I'm getting at is you can answer these questions all by your lonesome.

And if you do, in writing, you could win a copy of Earlit Shorts 4!

I'm pasting the questions below. The first 10 people to email me [chrisbenjaminwriting@g...
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Clinical Culture Clash

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : journalism 
Here's a feature I wrote for last Sunday's Chronicle Herald.

Clinical culture clash

The IWK’s midwifery program was sabotaged by the hospital’s own administration, say women who left

Rachel Godwin was recently let go from her mid­wifery position at the IWK. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
Rachel Godwin was recently let go from her mid­wifery position at the IWK. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)

Six-month old Milo Meuse looks on as Linden Stevens, 3, holds a sign during a demonstration in support of midwifery on Jan. 20 at Province House. Linden’s younger brother Aubrey, 10 months, is in the stroller. The protest was organized by mothers in support of the program.(Tim Krochak / Staff)
Six-month old Milo Meuse looks on as Linden Stevens, 3, holds a sign during a demonstration in support of midwifery on Jan. 20 at Province House. Linden’s younger bro...


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Reading at the Biscuit Eater

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks,

My reading at the Biscuit Eater Cafe in Mahone Bay (16 Orchard St) Nova Scotia has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb 11 at 7 pm. Please spread the word to any South Shorians.

Many thanks!
Chris Benjamin


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Globe and Mail: Bumi's Vitality Illuminates...

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, In : Drive-by Saviours 

The Daily Review, Tue., Dec. 21

An unlikely friendship that offers a lifeline

REVIEWED BY CAROL MOREIRA

From Tuesday's Globe and Mail

Novels with big themes can make dull reads. In Drive-By Saviours, first-time novelist Chris Benjamin examines the chains of culture and politics and the barriers between established and new Canadians. There’s an unusual plot and a character whose vitality and en...


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Upcoming Readings

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, January 14, 2011, In : Drive-by Saviours 
I'll be reading from and signing copies of Drive-by Saviours on the following dates and at the following locations:

Saturday, January 22, Wolfville, Box of Delights, 466 Main Street, 2 pm

Saturday, February 5, Mahone Bay, The Biscuit Eater Cafe and Bookseller, 16 Orchard Street, 2 pm

Hope to see you there!

Chris Benjamin

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Best Books Chris Benjamin Read in 2010

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : best books 
It's time for my annual "Best Books I Read Last Year" list, this time featuring a dozen works of poetry, novels, nonfiction and anthology. As usual, these books didn't necessarily come out in 2010; that's just when I read them. This year, you should too. Happy reading!

Chris Benjamin



Poetry:


George Elliott Clarke is a master of story and language; Whylah Falls is drama in guttural verse, suspenseful and rhythmic to the last page.


Nonfiction:

Our world is losing cultural diversity as fast as...
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Globe and Mail Reviews Drive-by Saviours

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
WOOHOO!! Canada's premium national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, has reviewed by novel, Drive-by Saviours. Click here to read the review.

Chris

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Drive-by Saviours Wins Cover Design Competition (but won't be flying high for environmental reasons)

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Sunday, December 12, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
I'm happy to announce that John van der Woude's cover design for my book, Drive-by Saviours, has won this year's Judge-a-Book-by-Its-Cover Competition! That's good news for me because the prize is a review by Salty Ink, a wildly popular blog on Atlantic Canadian literature. See the announcement at http://saltyink.com/2010/12/10/chris-benjamins-drive-by-saviours-wins-salty-inks-2010-judge-a-book-by-its-cover-competition/.

Speaking of Salty Ink, it has also selected Drive-by Saviours as on...
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Book Tour Video

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
This is a highlight reel from my recent book tour. I had fun making it and revisiting all the joy of celebrating a new book in the world! Hope you enjoy it too: Chris
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In Conversation with Arts East Magazine

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, November 29, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks, I was recently interviewed by Arts East Magazine about Drive-by Saviours, my new book.  The interview is now available online.  Just click this here link to see it, complete with cool visual stuff.

Thanks,
Chris

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Upcoming Readings

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks,

I'll be signing books on Sat Nov 27, 2:30-4:00pm, in Bridgewater NS, at Coles Books, Bridgewater Mall, 421 Lahave St, Bridgewater.

Hope to see you there!
Chris Benjamin

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Drive-by Saviours on Canada Reads Longlist!

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Exciting news all!  Drive-by Saviours has made the Canada Reads longlist of Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade.

And we the people will decide which books make the top 10 list. You only get one vote.

If you want to vote Drive-by Saviours, just go to http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/ and click the circle next to Drive-by Saviours by Chris Benjamin, scroll down and click the vote button.  You have until Nov 7 - but really why wait until Nov 7 what you could do right now?

Btw, he...
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Please Nominate Drive-by Saviours for Canada Reads

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks,

This year Canada Reads is letting the public decide on the top 40 must-read novels of the past decade. As a new novelist, my fervent hope is that my book get noticed, read, talked about, and through Canada Reads CBC has created the perfect avenue for that to happen.

Please take a moment to nominate Drive-by Saviours for the top 40 list. Go to http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/2010/09/canada-reads-top-40-contest-reader-recommendation-form.html and fill out your name, email, Dri...
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Apparently I'm Big in Germany

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
We left Lachutes in what we thought was plenty of time. But we hit Friday afternoon rush-hour traffic at the outskirts of Montreal. "City squirrels go to the cottage and their kids come back from school," Jeff said, his fingers tapping frantic rhythm on the wheel.

We crawled another hour-and-a-half to our turnoff, then bolted through downtown as the rain hammered everything. We drove by the Canadian Pacific sign and scanned the streetscape with stretched eyes until Jeff pulled the truc...
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Lachutes

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 

Lachutes

I'm writing from Lachutes, Quebec, about 40 km northwest of Montreal. A good friend of mine is Superintendent of a golf course here and he's putting me up. Tonight, (Thurs Oct 14), I read at 8:00pm in Montreal, at Argo Bookshop, 1915 Ste Catherine W. There will be three writers reading tonight, starting at 7:30 pm. Also up will be Susan Gillis, author of Volta, and Claudia Coutu Radmore, author of A Minute or Two/Without Remembering. Hopefully more authors means more people, more ener...

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Bookstore Hustle

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
I met blogger and author Ivan Prokopchuk the other night, in person. He's long been one of the most colourful personalities I've met as a blogger, and a character who consistently captures my imagination.

But there he was in the Lula Lounge, in full colour, three dimensions, in the flesh, across the table from me with his book, The Fire in Bradford, in hand. "I'll show you mine if you you show me yours," he grinned.


[That's me in the pink shirt, reading to an enthusiastic crowd at the Lula L...

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Updated Book Tour Schedule for Drive-by Saviours

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Thursday, September 23, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 

Hi folks, some things have firmed up for my book tour dates. Take a look to see when I come to your town. More will be added later.


Tues Oct 19, 11:30am-1:30pm, Charlottetown PEI, Bookmark, 172 Queen Street

Thurs Oct 21, 7:00pm, Tatamagouche NS, Fables Literary Club, 259 Main St.

 Wed Nov 10, Time TBA, Antigonish NS, St. Francis Xavier University

Thurs Nov 25, 12:00-2:00pm, Halifax NS, Halifax Club, 1682 Hollis St

Sat Nov 27, 2:30-4:00pm, Bridgewater NS, Coles Books


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Chronicle Herald Loves Drive-by Saviours

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, September 20, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Immigrants’ stories inspired debut novelist



Journalist Chris Benjamin is a first-time novelist. His book, Drive-By Saviours, has recently been published.  (Molly Crealock)
Journalist Chris Benjamin is a first-time novelist. His book, Drive-By Saviours, has recently been published. (Molly Crealock)

LAUNCH

Chris Benjamin will launch Drive-By Saviours on Sept. 22, 7 p.m., at The Company House, 2202 Gottingen St., in Halifax.

As most writers will tell you, there is often a fine line between fact and fiction — a small, grey space where worlds collide, and ...


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My Big Day Downtown

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, In : New Books 
I was given $100 by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission to spend on anything I wanted, as long as I documented the experience publicly. I, naturally, chose books. Here's a video (shot by my wife, edited by me, with music by my brother) of the experience:


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Updates on the New Book

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks,

Three updates on Drive-by Saviours:

1) Fernwood (which owns Roseway, my publisher) did a feature interview with me for their latest newsletter. You can read it on their blog at http://fernwoodpublishing.ca/blog/2010/08/a-conversation-with-author-chris-benjamin-drive-by-saviours/

2) There's a great new reading, by my friend Amanda Mongeon, from Drive-by Saviours up at http://www.myspace.com/chrisbenjaminwrites

3) I've also added the Drive-by Saviours trailer at http://www.myspa...
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Launch Dates and new video

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks,

A couple of important dates to announce. The Halifax launch of my novel, Drive-by Saviours, will be September 22 at The Company House on Gottingen St. We'll likely kick things off around 7 pm, but I'll confirm that later.  There will be music and probably some spoken word.  Here's hoping we get half of Nova Scotia in there!

Second, the Toronto launch is tentatively booked for October 4 at the Lula Lounge on Dundas West, so if you're in Toronto please mark that on your calendar. I...
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Drive-by Saviours Trailer

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Friday, July 30, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks,

I'm thrilled to announce the official online launch of the Drive-by Saviours Trailer!  It's a two-minute appetizer to get folks salivating for the novel, which will be released in September. For now, enjoy the scenery:


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Drive-by Saviours on Facebook

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Wednesday, June 30, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hi folks,

Drive-by Saviours now has a Facebook fan page. Just click http://tinyurl.com/fbdbs and click the "Like" button to join.

Chris

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Drive-by Saviours Excerpts

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Saturday, June 26, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Roseway Publishing (an imprint of Fernwood Publishing), which is publishing Drive-by Saviours, has put up a web page for the novel.  Click on the Fernwood logo to see it. You can also find an excerpt from the first chapter there.

     


I have also created a myspace page and put up a clip of me reading from the first chapter, and some fusion music my brother created for a trailer we're working on. Click my face to listen:


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Drive-by Saviours Cover

Posted by Chris Benjamin on Monday, June 7, 2010, In : Drive-by Saviours 
Hot off the e-presses from artist John van der Woude, here is the cover for Drive-by Saviours, which will be released this fall:



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