The Speed of Mercy Book Launch & Show

Maritime Express Cider, 325 Main St., Kentville, NS

Celebrate Conlin's new novel in the ballroom with literary magic, music by Terra Spencer & co, great food, and support MIC programs too!

The Speed of Mercy captures the unbearable cost of childhood betrayal and what happens when history is suppressed, our past is forgotten — yet finding the truth can change the future. Christy Ann Conlin rips into the myths and stereotypes about older women and those on the edge of conventional society to reveal the timeless gift of mercy in this feminist tour de force.

Come celebrate this exciting new work with us in a night of mystical story-telling and music woven by powerful women with ties to the sea and song and ancient ways. Proceeds go to Music In Communities' End of Life Music Therapy Programs. Christy Ann will read from her book, between songs performed by Isle of Skye harpist Mairi Chaimbeul, Gothic Nova Scotian songwriter Terra Spencer, Kim Barlow on banjo and the Bombadils on harmonies, fiddle and mandolin. Christy Ann will share a short literary conversation with Mike Butler followed by book-signing and more music. Books will be available for purchase care of Bookmark. There will be amazing door prizes, including a "reader's delight box".

Your ticket purchase includes a delicious High Tea served by the Maritime Express kitchen, readings and Q&A, and great music. Prices shown reflect the cost of the entire table. Tickets can only be purchased by the table. Tables range from 2 people to 6 people - purchase according to the number of people in your party under 'ticket type'. Each seat costs $40/person + HST. Individual tickets not for sale. A portion of proceeds support Music In Communities' End of Life Music Therapy Programs.

Tea-time 6:00PM

Literary Magic & Music 7:00PM

Desserts & Book Signing (socially distanced, by table) 8:00PM

Terra Spencer & the Bombadils 8:00 - 9:00PM

Enjoy the show.