Did you hear about our partnership with the Daisy Chain Book Co?
In April 2019, we created a partnership with Daisy Chain Book co. They will be at our centre every 2 weeks, selling their books and hosting their Daisy Chain Book Club here at our centre!
What kind of Book Club is this?
Simply put, it is a casual get-together of readers sharing their experience with a particular story. There are no right or wrong answer, and all opinions of the book are welcome. Every 6 weeks, we will meet for less than an hour, discuss the book, the characters, the ideas we have to make the book better… and then you will receive a recipe in honour of the book to bring the flavour of the story home with you! Books are available at Daisy Chain Book Co., your local library (in both book and audio version usually) and your local bookstore.
COME JOIN US!
Monday June 24th at 10:00 a.m. – Community Cafe
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by Jon Szwed
When Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia’s studios in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in twentieth-century popular music. Her voice weathered countless shifts in public taste, and new reincarnations of her continue to arrive, most recently in the form of singers like Amy Winehouse and Adele.
Most of the writing on Holiday has focused on the tragic details of her life—her prostitution at the age of fourteen, her heroin addiction and alcoholism, her series of abusive relationships—or tried to correct the many fabrications of her autobiography. But now, Billie Holiday stays close to the music, to her performance style, and to the self she created and put into print, on record and on stage.
Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, critically acclaimed jazz writer John Szwed considers how her life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy.