Date: Feb 22
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Step into the heart of St. John's vibrant countercultural landscape with this exclusive author talk featuring Mike Heffernan. Our moderator will lead a thought-provoking discussion as Mike discusses his latest book, "Let It All Fall: Underground Music and the Culture of Rebellion in Newfoundland, 1977-95." The narrative begins in the late 1970s, tracing the genesis of a raw and revolutionary sound that echoed from the basements and garages and political protest events of St. John's. Witness the evolution of this musical movement as it grew into a vibrant community by the mid-'90s, with numerous bands producing an astonishing volume of music despite limited resources.
This is a free event, but a ticket is required. Please reserve your free ticket online or by calling (709757-8090.
About the Author:
Mike Heffernan was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland. He is the author of the national bestseller Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster, which was adapted to the stage by Rising Tide Theatre and the Arts and Culture Centre, and The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories. His work has appeared in Riddle Fence, This Magazine, Our Times and been performed on CBC Radio. Let It All Fall: Underground Music and the Culture of Rebellion in Newfoundland, 1977-95 is his latest book.
Presented in partnership with Breakwater Books. Books will be available for sale in The Rooms Giftshop.