Take Me Out to the Ball Game an evening with Stacey May Fowles in conversation with Bill Pegg and special guest Pasha Malla with Bruce Johnstone as MC
Shannon Lyon will be performing live music. He was born and raised in Southern Ontario. Lyon has released 14 albums since 1994 and has received critical acclaim in North America, Europe & Australia.
Stacey May Fowles is an award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist. She is a columnist at the Globe and Mail, Open Book Toronto, and Blue Jays Nation, and author of the popular Baseball Life Advice e-newsletter. She has written about sports for Globe Debate, The Walrus, Torontoist, the National Post, Deadspin, Hazlitt, and ViceSports. She is a frequent guest on Metro Morning and a member of q’s sports panel. She lives in Toronto, where she is writing a memoir to be published by McClelland & Stewart.
Bill Pegg has been a baseball fan most of his life. He has played, coahced, umpired, organized, and supported the game in Kitchener-Waterloo as well as following pro ball closely (even before the Blue Jays). Locally, he’s served as City League Convenor with Kitchener Minor Ball and was coach and is presently business manager of the Junior Panthers, a team made up of 19-21-year-olds. In addition, he is the President of the Senior Panthers, the Kitchener men’s team that is getting ready to start its 100th season. He is married and has four adult children, all of whom played ball.
Pasha Malla is the author of five books. His writing has won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction, and several National Magazine Awards, been shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean) and long-listed for the Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He is a frequent contributor to Newyorker.com, The Walrus and CBC Radio, and his books column appears monthly in The Globe and Mail. Fugue States, a new novel, was released in May 2017.