August 23, 2011

Filmmaker Michael Moore to talk in Vancouver about new memoir

(August 23, 2011, Vancouver, BC)—The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival will present Academy Award-winning filmmaker and writer Michael Moore to Vancouver audiences on Sept. 18, 2011. In his only scheduled Canadian appearance, Moore will be in Vancouver the same week that his book, Here Comes Trouble, is published and will speak about some of the vignettes from his own life that make up this autobiographical collection.

Moore will be at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. Tickets for the event, $17 for adults and $15 for seniors and students, go on sale today through Vancouvertix.com or by calling 604 629 8849.

“We are delighted that Michael Moore chose to come to Vancouver to introduce his new book to Canada,” said Hal Wake, artistic director of the Writers Festival. “He was interested in coming to Vancouver, and the Vancouver International Writers Festival has a reputation of attracting thoughtful and knowledgeable audiences.” Michael Moore`s collection of autobiographical vignettes, Here Comes Trouble, will be released by Grand Central Publishing on Sept. 13.

Moore`s appearance falls one month before the annual six-day Writers Festival takes place on Granville Island, with more than 100 authors from around the world talking with more than 14,000 readers. Other fall special events feature Michael Ondaatje, David Sedaris, Anthony Bourdain, Wade Davis and Chuck Palahniuk. Details are available at www.writersfest.bc.ca.

Tickets for the October Writers Festival go on sale on Wednesday, Sept. 7, through VancouverTix by calling 604-629-VTIX (604-629-8849). Tickets will also be available at the Writers Festival box office, 1398 Cartwright Street. Complete program details are available at www.writersfest.bc.ca.

For more information, contact:
Judith Walker, Media Relations Manager – (604) 921-4029
media@writersfest.bc.ca
Vancouver International Writers Festival – October 18-23, 2011
www.writersfest.bc.ca