Sarah will begin with a workshop from 5-7 p.m. for which she will do free covet paintings. What does that mean? Tell her about a thing you covet, she will paint it, and you will take home the painting instead of the thing you wanted to spend money on! After the workshop, the authors will talk about their books with Montreal author Mireille Silcoff. There will be books for sale and signing!
A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy is a witty, gracious, and charmingly illustrated anti-consumer manifesto.
Like most people, Sarah Lazarovic covets beautiful things. But rather than giving in to her impulse to spend and acquire, Sarah spent a year painting the objects she wanted to buy instead.
Sarah Lazarovic is an artist and freelance journalist. She contributes to a handful of publications, and keeps you informed of these contributions at SarahL.com
We’ve all been in that situation where we need to say something clever, but innocuous; smart enough to show some intelligence, without showing off; something funny, but not a joke. What we need in that moment is wit—that sparkling combination of charm, humor, confidence, and most of all, the right words at the right time.
Elements of Wit is an engaging book that brings together the greatest wits of our time, and previous ones from Oscar Wilde to Nora Ephron, Winston Churchill to Christopher Hitchens, Mae West to Louis CK, and many in between.
Benjamin Errett is Director of Strategy at National Post, where he occasionally writes columns about people who are witty. You can find more Ben at elementsofwit.com
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