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  • ~ Alison Wearing ~

  • Writer/Performer/Speaker

  • ★★★★★
    "A FIVE-STAR WORK OF HEART."
    ~ CVV Magazine

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    Magical Last Show

    …of the summer, that is. Many thanks to my hosts, Joanna and Henry Wiersma, and to the enthusiastic audience that filled the domed theatre! Thanks also to all the workshop participants. (Could there have been a more beautiful setting for a writing workshop?) Next stop: Provincetown, Massachusetts, for some book-related fun.

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    Last Show of the Summer

    In an effort to open up space and time to work on a new project [shhhhh], I have scaled back on the number of performances I am doing this year. My last of the summer will take place on July 26 at Fifth Wind Farm in Cold Springs, Ontario (just north of Cobourg), and it will be a part-fundraiser for the SONG program, which brings musical instruction to young people in need.

    For details, click HERE.

    In August, I’ll be doing a bit of travelling, first to Cape Cod, where I’ll be doing a series of readings and workshops for the Family Equality Council and COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere). After that, I’ll be out in BC at the Sunshine Festival of the Written Word, and then home, where my desk awaits.

    There is one more show scheduled for the fall, the odd reading/talk here and there, and numerous bookings still yet to be confirmed for the 2014/15 season. To receive notification of upcoming appearances and shows, please join the mailing list to the right of this post.

    Thanks. May you enjoy a blissful summer.

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    Homecoming Show

    I’m delighted to be performing the Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter one-woman show at the Lakefield Literary Festival ~ a stone’s throw from Peterborough, Ontario, where the story takes place! There will be only one performance (Saturday, July 12 @ 2:30pm at the Bryan Jones Theatre) and advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and information, please visit the Lakefield Literary Festival website.

    The following morning (Sunday, July 13), I will be offering a memoir writing workshop from 10am-12pm at the Lakefield Memorial Hall (Centennial Hall). To register, please follow this link.

    The Lakefield Literary Festival has many spices in its feast this summer. One of the tastiest will be the one woman play, Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter, written and performed by Alison Wearing.” Lakefield Herald

    “A homecoming for ‘fairy’s daughter’ author.” The Peterborough Examiner

    Lakefield Lit Fest

    CBC Here & Now

    A 6-minute interview on CBC’s Here & Now program about the Toronto run of Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter.

    Listen HERE.

    Opening Night!

    A full house, wonderfully giggly and responsive audience, tickety-boo tech, standing ovation, gorgeous and generous comments at the book-signing table, a celebratory beer with old and new friends, and a quiet, solitary walk through the Annex, during which I reminisced about living in a tiny bachelor apartment in this neighbourhood and dreamed of, one day, being a writer. Thanks to everyone who has helped roll that dream along. You know who you are. I know who you are. And I Thank You.

    Toronto shows continue until Saturday, June 28 at the George Ignatieff Theatre. For tickets, please visit www.fairysdaughter.com.

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    Fairies & Flyers

    My Dad and I were supposed to be on Kevin Newman Live on Tuesday night, but on Monday afternoon the whole program got cancelled “effective immediately,” so even though everything was confirmed in the morning, a few hours later the program no longer existed. (What are the CHANCES of that??). Undaunted, my Dad suggested taking promotional matters into our own hands and parading up and down Church Street wearing fairy wings and handing out flyers for the show. So, that’s the new marketing plan.

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    World Pride Shows

    The Toronto run of Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter opens on Wednesday, June 25 at the George Ignatieff Theatre. A limited number of 1/2 price tickets are available by using the password “fairy.” (Aren’t you glad you visited this website?) Tickets for all shows (June 25-28) are available at www.fairysdaughter.com

    Upcoming Shows

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