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Greenwood's Summer StoryFest Event

StoryFest’s 20th anniversary season proudly presents Stories in the Garden

A day at Greenwood with authors Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel

An exciting live event will celebrate the 20th anniversary season of Hudson’s literary festival StoryFest when Greenwood welcomes award-winning children’s author Marie-Louise Gay and longtime Montreal writer David Homel on Saturday, August 28. It will be StoryFest’s first live event since 2019 and be held outdoors on Greenwood’s historic waterfront property. It is only one of a number of events this year to celebrate StoryFest’s 20 years of bringing the best of Canadian literature to Hudson.

StoryFest Director Audrey Wall said, “We are thrilled to welcome Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel to this very special StoryFest event—our first live event since 2019.”

Marie-Louise Gay is an award-winning Montreal author and illustrator of more than 60 books for children. She is best known for her Stella and Sam series which has been turned into a television series. Marie-Louise Gay's books have been published in 20 languages to the delight of children around the world. She and partner, David Homel, are the co-authors of a series of books entitled Travels with My Family. Travels in Cuba is the fifth book in the series.

Marie-Louise Gay has won numerous awards including two Governor General's Awards.

David Homel is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, journalist and translator. He was born and raised in Chicago but has called Montreal home since the early 1980s. Homel has written eight novels for adults and five books in the "travels" series for young readers with his partner, Marie-Louise Gay. His recent memoir on aging, Lunging into the Underbrush: A Life Lived Backward, he has called the battle between Eros and Melancholy. He is hoping the former wins.

Three separate events geared to specific audiences will be offered at Greenwood on August 28:

10 a.m. Marie-Louise Gay Author presentation for young children Admission by donation.

1 p.m. Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel Author presentation for families

Admission by donation.

4 p.m. David Homel Author presentation

Tickets include wine and cheese. Tickets: $15

All three presentations will take place outdoors on the grounds of the almost 300-year old historic property of the Greenwood Centre for Living History 254 Rue Main, Hudson, QC J0P 1H0.

Reservations are required for all three events. *Please note the RAINDATE of: Sunday, August 29. For more information or to reserve, visit us online at

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the upcoming lineup for this autumn’s edition of Greenwood’s StoryFest 2021!

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