Arthur Black to speak at Lefty’s

Parksville appearance by Arthur Black to promote his latest book, Looking Blackward

Arthur Black will appear at Lefty's in Parksville

Arthur Black will appear at Lefty's in Parksville

Black is coming back with another book.  The legendary Arthur Black will be in Parksville at Lefty’s Restaurant Thursday, April 12 for dinner and a reading featuring his latest book Looking Blackward.

The bestselling author of A Chip Off the Old Black, Black is the New Green, and many more is back for another round of gut-busting stories and essays.

In this latest collection Black turns his critical eye and warped funny bone to the world beyond Salt Spring Island, lambasting our anachronistic fetish for suits and ties, the craze for blood sports and the amateur ballplayer who sued because the sun was in his eyes. Yet, compassion is in the air too, with Black rehabilitating one of the most ineffective US presidents—Jimmy Carter—into the greatest, and finding a shred of respect for Conrad Black (no relation), British lord, newspaper mogul and jailbird.

Then there was the time Black found himself sleeping in Corsica between a woman and her husband. Needless to say, it was…complicated.

Barb Pope at the Mulberry Bush Book Store in Parksville said it is the fourth author reading he has done with them and he is looking forward to it.

“He always has a great time with out author events,” she said and added the author made sure Lefts and Mulberry Bush were on his book tour.

One of two living writers to have won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times, Arthur Black is one of Canada’s best-known humorists. A former host of the CBC radio program Basic Black, and author of a syndicated newspaper column, Black is now permanently transplanted to Salt Spring Island.

Tickets to meet the well known author are $30 per person, and are available at Mulberry Bush Book Stores in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. For more information or to register, please call the Mulberry Bush Book Store at 250-248-1193 or email mulberry@shawbiz.ca.  The dinner and reading is at 6 p.m. April 12 at Lefty’s Restaurant, 280 East Island Hwy. in Parksville.