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Dan Needles: True Confessions from the Ninth Concession

Aug 31, 2018

Dan Needles is a writer who explores life where city and country meet. For 30 years his popular Wingfield Farm stage plays have filled theatres across Canada and the United States, including several seasons at the Stratford Festival and with Mirvish Productions in Toronto. A 30 part TV series based on the stage plays aired on CBC, Bravo and PBS.

Dan has been nominated three times for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and won in 2003 for his history of mythical Persephone Township, With Axe and Flask. Vintage Canada/Random House released the complete collection of Wingfield stories, Wingfield’s World in 2011. Douglas and McIntyre just published True Confessions from the Ninth Concession, a collection of his Harrowsmith magazine columns. His new Christmas musical The Last Christmas Turkey broke a box office record at Theatre Orangeville in December. Dan continues as a regular columnist with Small Farm Canada, Farmers Forum, Harrowsmith and three Ontario regional magazines, On The Bay, In the Hills and Watershed.

In 2016, Dan was presented with the Order of Canada by the Governor-General for a body of work that celebrates rural Canada.

Time
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Community
Wiarton
Organization
Colpoy's Bay Women's Institute
Location
Colpoy's Bay Women's Institute Commnity Hall
Address
225 Bruce Rd 9, South Bruce Peninsula N0H 2T0
Contact Person
Tara Stanton
Phone
519-534-3001
Additional Phone
519-270-6715