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An Evening with Dr. James Maskalyk: A Red Deer Reads Event


An Evening with Dr. James Maskalyk: A Red Deer Reads Event

Celebrate the 2019 Red Deer Reads winning title, Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine by Dr. James Maskalyk.

Meet doctor and activist James Maskalyk and get an up close, personal account of his life experiences which led him to write Life on the Ground Floor. According to Penguin Random House, Life on the Ground Floor is "masterfully written and artfully structured"..."a celebrated humanitarian doctor’s unique perspective on sickness, health and what it is to be alive". Dr. Maskalyk's talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and a reception with book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

Life on the Ground Floor is a critically acclaimed national bestseller and winner of many honour, including:

Winner of the 2017 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for NonfictionShortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor PrizeShortlisted for the 2018 Trillium Book AwardShortlisted for the 2018 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-FictionLonglisted for the 2018 B.C. National Award for Canadian NonfictionFinalist for the 2017 Toronto Book AwardsCanada Reads 2019 LonglistA Globe and Mail Best Book of 2017A National Post Best Book of 2017A CBC Best Book of 2017A Chatelaine Best Book of 2017

....and now, a Red Deer Reads winner! 

Watch more about Life on the Ground Floor: 
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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available around the Downtown Branch in various locations. Check the City of Red Deer website for more details:

The Downtown Branch is conveniently served by City of Red Deer Transit and a great network of biking and walking trails.  

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring a printed ticket or proof of your ticket on your mobile device. Anyone without a ticket will be asked to leave when the library closes at 8 pm (whereas ticket holders will be permitted to stay later).

You mention a reception - is this included in my ticket? 

Yes - and this is the benefit of reserving a ticket! Once the library closes to the general public, ticket holders will have access to a bar and some light refreshments. If you plan to enjoy an alcoholic beverage, please bring valid ID.

Is this an adult only event? 

No, kids and teens are welcome to get tickets too! 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call us at 403-346-4576 and we will be happy to answer any other questions you have about the event!
Ticket Information Ticket Price
RSVP - 18+ years old Free
RSVP - minor (under 18) Free

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