The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Calling all music lovers, beer drinkers, and anyone who loves to have a good time!

Come listen to Mark talk about his experiences as a record producer, listen to a live band play some of the music he’s helped to create and try some new beer, created specifically for this event! The Second Wedge is launching their first ever lager, specially named The Book Drunkard beer! This event promises to be loads of fun and you don’t want to miss out. Your ticket includes a $10 book coupon and a 12-oz pour of The Book Drunkard beer.


Mark Howard

Mark Howard is a Canadian record producer, engineer and mixer. He has worked with Neil Young, R.E.M., Willie Nelson, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, the Neville Brothers, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Marianne Faithfull, and the Tragically Hip, among many others.

His book, Listen Up! written alongside his brother, Chris Howard, is a memoir guiding readers through the fascinating world of recording and producing music. Not only do you get a backstage pass into iconic musicians, you are also given a glimpse into Mark’s life as a producer.


Interviewed by Tim Deegan

Tim Deegan is a Television Host, Video Director, and YouTuber. In his time as a MuchMusic VJ, Tim hosted numerous shows including Much On Demand, Much Adrenaline, Much Take Over, and My Date With, as well as hosting specials like the Much Music Video Awards. After working at MuchMusic for five years, Tim took his love for music and TV/Video and has now moved into directing and producing music videos.

About the Venue

The Second Wedge

The Second Wedge in Uxbridge is the second of the four wedges of the Oak Ridges Moraine. They are dedicated to brewing beer that brings as much joy to others as the trails of Uxbridge brings to them.

Don’t forget to try the brewery’s special Book Drunkard Festival beer at their venue as well as the raspberry beer brewed in honour of Lucy Maud Montgomery and inspired by Anne’s raspberry cordial, available during the ‘Nod to Maud’ cocktail party!

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