An evening with Mark Critch

book launch for Mark Critch 

Library and Archives Canada, the Ottawa Public Library and the Ottawa International Writers Festival invite you to an evening with Mark Critch.

An evening with Mark Critch
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Mark Critch is best known as the "roving reporter" for CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes. In this role he has photo-bombed Justin Trudeau, interviewed Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle (while impersonating Alan Doyle), offered Pamela Anderson a million dollars to stop acting, and crashed White House briefings. But Mark's playful debut book "Son of a Critch" shows he's been causing trouble his whole life.

What could be better than growing up in the 1980s? How about growing up in 1980s Newfoundland, which—as Mark Critch will tell you—was more like the 1960s. Mark takes us on a trip to where it all began in his funny and warm look back on his formative years.

Mark's tales include trick-or-treating at a used car lot, getting locked out of school on a fourth-floor window ledge, faking an asthma attack to avoid being arrested by military police, trying to buy beer from an untrustworthy cab driver, shocking his parents by appearing naked onstage—and much more. 

Join us for an evening of fun hearing about Mark's "Childish Newfoundland Memoir."

For more information, call 613-996-5115 (1-866-578-7777) or email

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington, Ottawa
To attend, please register.
Ottawa Public Library Ottawa Writers Festival
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