As part of the Fernie Writers’ Series, Grant Lawrence will be in Fernie to read from his new book The Lowly End of the Rink, Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie on December 12, 2013 at 8pm.

Lawrence was an undersized child who wore thick glasses and knee-braces, and he understood, first-hand, what it was like to be in the attack zone of the hockey-obsessed jocks at school. For Grant, bullying and the violent game of hockey seemed to go hand-in-hand. Yet he was enamoured with the sport and its characters, especially the solitary goalies down at the ‘lonely end of the rink’.